The Devil's Disciples: The Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials

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"A superb legal scholar, Hoffer provides an excellent discussion of the procedures and evidence used in the trials. He reveals that grand juries demanded more tangible evidence of witchcraft that the assertions of afflicted adolescent girls before issuing indictments. Hoffer then demonstrates that, in determining the guilt of the accused, the trial juries essentially followed the lead of the judges, who were insufficiently prepared for witchcraft cases." -- "American Historical Review" "Hoffer's central argument is ...

The Devil's Disciples: The Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials 1996, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801852008

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