By Richard S. III Ross
This background examines the outbreak of witch hysteria within the Valley, targeting accusations of demonic ownership, apotropaic magic and the function of the clergy.
even though the hysteria was once ultimately quelled through a revolutionary Justice of the Peace unwilling to aim witches, bills of the pains later motivated modern writers through the Salem witch hunts. The resource of the rfile “Grounds for exam of a Witch” is identified.
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Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley, 1647–1663 by Richard S. III Ross