The Devil of Great Island

The Devil of Great Island
Author : Emerson W. Baker
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2007-10-02
ISBN 10 : 0230606830
ISBN 13 : 9780230606838
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil of Great Island Book Description:

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 horrors of Salem. In the process, he illuminates a cross-section of colonial society and overturns many popular assumptions about witchcraft in the seventeenth century.

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