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Connecticut Witch Trials - by Cynthia Wolfe Boynton (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 130

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: History Press Library Editions

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: State & Local, New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

Author: Cynthia Wolfe Boynton

Language: English

TCIN: 78472316
UPC: 9781540209764
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-0182

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Connecticut's witch hunt was the first and most ferocious in New England, occurring almost fifty years before the infamous Salem witch trials. Between 1647 and 1697, at least thirty-four men and women from across the state were formally charged with witchcraft. Eleven were hanged. In New Haven, William Meeker was accused of cutting off and burning his pig's ears and tail as he cast a bewitching spell. After the hanging of Fairfield's Goody Knapp, magistrates cut down and searched her body for the marks of the devil. Through newspaper clippings, court records, letters and diaries, author Cynthia Wolfe Boynton uncovers the dark history of the Connecticut witch trials.
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