Summary ´ The Witches Salem 1692

Stacy Schiff Ò 8 characters

D a remote rocky barren bushy wild woody wildernessWith devastating clarity the textures and tensions of colonial life emerge hidden patterns subtly startlingly detach themselves from the darkness Schiff brings early American anxieties to the fore to align them brilliantly with our own In an era of religious provocations crowdsourcing and invisible enemies this enthralling story makes sense than ever The Witches is Schiff 's riveting account of a seminal episode a primal American mystery unveiled in crackling detail and lyrical prose by one of our most acclaimed historians. The Salem witch trials is a fascinating subject but I found this book to be a bit frustrating I had enjoyed Stacy Schiff s previous work Cleop

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The Witches Salem 1692

Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff author of the bestseller Cleopatra provides an electrifying fresh view of the Salem witch trialsThe panic began early in over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar It spread uickly confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony Neighbors accused neighbors husbands accused wives parents and children one another It ended less than a year later but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an The Witches MOBI #224 elderly man crushed to deathSpeaking. I have really been into non fiction lately and this is a TOME ladies and gentlemen Impeccably researched sometimes to it s fault but fascinati

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Loudly and emphatically adolescent girls stood at the center of the crisis Along with suffrage and Prohibition the Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history Drawing masterfully on the archives Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk She illuminates the demands of a rigorous faith the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country perched at a politically tumultuous time on the edge of what a visitor terme. i m still chipping away at this book but sean of the house decided he wanted to read it too so there s been a bit of a tug o war going on but


10 thoughts on “The Witches Salem 1692

  1. says:

    This book a historical account of the Salem witch trials by an author whose prior work has been highly acclaimed turned out to be a long winded and tedious disappointment I regret the many hours I spent slogging through itSchiff takes a textbook like approach to the writing throwing facts and assertions at the reader without connec

  2. says:

    When you predicted an apocalypse you needed sooner or later to produce one Stacy Schiff attempts to provide a coherent review of an incoherent time IN 1692 THE Massachusetts Bay Colony executed fourteen women five men and two dogs for witchcraft Salem Massachusetts is infamous even today for being the location of the most

  3. says:

    I have really been into non fiction lately and this is a TOME ladies and gentlemen Impeccably researched sometimes to it's fault but fascinating and depressing at the same time I particularly loved how I could really place myself in the world of 17th century America And it is weirdly reflective of our culture right now in some ways? Where you see a whole society swept up in a fevor of attacking each other against all log

  4. says:

    There’s probably no event in American history that looms so large in proportion to its size and impact than the Salem Wit

  5. says:

    i'm still chipping away at this book but sean of the house decided he wanted to read it too so there's been a bit of a tug o war going on but as soon as he turns his back it's MINE again

  6. says:

    1 star to Stacy Schiff's The Witches Salem 1692 It is rare that I cannot finish a book especially when it's on a topic that I find fascinating

  7. says:

    From a period of time so fraught with scandal and religious ferocity Stacy Schiff is able to construct a powerful and well paced bo

  8. says:

    The Salem witch trials is a fascinating subject but I found this book to be a bit frustrating I had enjoyed Stacy Schiff's previous work Cleopatra and was excited when I heard she was researching the infamous witch hunt of 1692 However The Witches is maddeningly detailed and excessively footnoted and I think it's a case where Schif

  9. says:

    In The Witches Salem 1692 Stacy Schiff provides a thorough exposition of what happened during the Salem Massachusetts witch frenzy of 1692 The trouble seems to have begun when two young girls Abigail Williams and Betty Parris took to twitching convulsing yipping rolling around on the floor being bitten pinched and pricked by spectral creatures and so on The attention this garnered the 'afflicted' young ladies soon inspired other girls to

  10. says:

    It felt like this book would never end I like nonfiction I love historical nonfiction I also love details Give me lots and l

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