Author: Stacy Schiff
Source: from publisher for review
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Summary: The big picture story was fascinating, but the trial details felt like boring lists and resolution was lacking.
“It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony.” (source) Even today, the reasons behind the accusations and persecutions of this time remain a mystery. Read more »