The ruin of all witches : life and death in the New World
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
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9780593316573, 0593316576, 9780141991481, 0141991488
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
Format
Book
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xxv, 305 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780593316573, 0593316576, 9780141991481, 0141991488

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"A gripping story of a family tragedy brought about by witch-hunting in Puritan New England that combines history, anthropology, sociology, politics, theology and psychology. In Springfield, Massachusetts in 1651, peculiar things begin to happen. Precious food spoils, livestock ails, property vanishes, and people suffer convulsions as if possessed by demons. A woman is seen wading through the swamp like a lost soul. Disturbing dreams and visions proliferate. Children sicken and die. As tensions rise, rumours spread of witches and heretics and the community becomes tangled in a web of distrust, resentment and denunciation. The finger of suspicion soon falls on a young couple with two small children: the prickly brickmaker, Hugh Parsons, and his troubled wife, Mary. Drawing on rich, previously unexplored source material, Malcolm Gaskill vividly evokes a strange past, one where lives were steeped in the divine and the diabolic, in omens, curses and enchantments. The Ruin of All Witches captures an entire society caught in agonized transition between superstition and enlightenment, tradition and innovation"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gaskill, M. (2022). The ruin of all witches: life and death in the New World (First American edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

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

Gaskill, Malcolm. 2022. The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World. Alfred A. Knopf.

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

Gaskill, Malcolm. The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gaskill, Malcolm. The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World First American edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

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