The witches : suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem
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Published
New York Back Bay Books; Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition
First Back Bay trade paperback edition.
ISBN
9780316200592, 031620059X
Physical Desc
xvi, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, map, portraits ; 24 cm.
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Published
New York Back Bay Books; Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Format
Book
Edition
First Back Bay trade paperback edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780316200592, 031620059X

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Aan electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials... Along with suffrage and Prohibition, the Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk. She illuminates the demands of a rigorous faith, the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country, perched -- at a politically tumultuous time -- on the edge of what a visitor termed a 'remote, rocky, barren, bushy, wild-woody wilderness.' With devastating clarity, the textures and tensions of a colonial life emerge; hidden patterns subtly, startlingly detach themselves from the darkness. Schiff brings early American anxieties to the fore to align them brilliantly with our own. In an era of religious provocations, crowdsourcing, and invisible enemies, this enthralling story makes more sense than ever.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Schiff, S. (2016). The witches: suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem (First Back Bay trade paperback edition.). Back Bay Books; Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schiff, Stacy. 2016. The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem. Back Bay Books; Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schiff, Stacy. The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem Back Bay Books; Little, Brown and Company, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Schiff, Stacy. The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem First Back Bay trade paperback edition., Back Bay Books; Little, Brown and Company, 2016.

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