A Delusion of Satan
During the winter of 1692 in the village of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls began experiencing violent fits, allegedly tormented by Satan and the witches who worshipped him. In less than two years, nineteen men and women were killed and over a hundred others were imprisoned.
This evenhanded and now-classic history illuminates the horrifying episode with visceral clarity. By placing the distant period of the Salem witch trials in the larger context of more contmeporary eruptions of mass hysteria and intolerance, the author has created a work as thought-provoking as it is emotionally powerful.
Softcover, 268 pages.