Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World by Cynthia Wolfe Boynton

By Cynthia Wolfe Boynton

Connecticut's witch hunt was once the 1st and such a lot ferocious in New England, happening nearly fifty years earlier than the notorious Salem witch trials. among 1647 and 1697, no less than thirty-four women and men from around the nation have been officially charged with witchcraft. 11 have been hanged. In New Haven, William Meeker used to be accused of removing and burning his pig's ears and tail as he forged a bewitching spell. After the striking of Fairfield's Goody Knapp, magistrates curb and searched her physique for the marks of the satan. via newspaper clippings, courtroom files, letters and diaries, writer Cynthia Wolfe Boynton uncovers the darkish background of the Connecticut witch trials.

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