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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 160 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife
(first published 1908)
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All in all, I enjoyed reading this book. From the beginning he sets the tone of harshness against the church and theology, siding clearly with the victims. What I thought was interesting was that Taylor is obviously from a generation of historians that feels that simply lying out the documents makes a case (the 'facts' cannot be disputed, as he is wont to repeat), however, in his own text he does appear to have an agenda, and that is to compare Salem to the crisis in CT, with asserting that CT w ...more
Feb 19, 2011 Jeremy Stephens rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Well, this was kinda dry. I was expecting this to be exclusively about Connecticut but it was more of a survey of witch trial in New England in general. Several specific cases were mentioned but there was too much mundane detail and not enough emphasis on key points to really grab my attention.