The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England

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In 1682, ten years before the infamous Salem witch trials, the town of Great Island, New Hampshire, was plagued by mysterious events: strange, demonic noises; unexplainable movement of objects; and hundreds of stones that rained upon a local tavern and appeared at random inside its walls. Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia" or "the stone-throwing devil." In this lively account, Emerson Baker shows how witchcraft hysteria overtook one town and spawned copycat incidents elsewhere in New England, prefiguring ...

The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England 2010, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9780230623873

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The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England 2007, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781403972071

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