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The Devil of Great Island free pdf In 1682, ten years before the infamous Salem witch trials, the town of Great Island, New Hampshire, was plagued by mysterious events: strange, demonic noises- unexplainable movement of objects- and hundreds of stones that rained upon a local tavern and appeared at random inside its walls. Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia" or "the stone-throwing devil." In this lively account, Emerson Baker shows how witchcraft hysteria overtook one town and spawned copycat incidents elsewhere in New England, prefiguring the horrors of Salem. In the process, he illuminates a cross-section of colonial society and overturns many popular assumptions about witchcraft in the seventeenth century.

About Emerson W. Baker

EMEERSON W. BAKER teaches history at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. He lives in York, Maine.

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Author : Emerson W. Baker
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 15 June 2010
ISBN : 0230623875
EAN : 9780230623873
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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