Witchcraft Myths in American Culture

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A fascinating examination of how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines and feminist icons. The first half of the book is a thorough re-reading of the original documents describing witchcraft prosecutions from 1640-1700 and a re-thinking of these sources as far less coherent and trustworthy than most historians have considered them to be. The second half of the ...

Witchcraft Myths in American Culture 2007, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415979771

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Witchcraft Myths in American Culture 2007, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415979788

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