In the first edition of the Bancroft Prize-winning Entertaining Satan, John Putnam Demos presented an entirely new perspective on American witchcraft. By investigating the surviving historical documents of over a hundred actual witchcraft cases, he vividly recreated the world of New England during the witchcraft trials and brought to light fascinating information on the ro...more
B. Biography: Who was the typical witch?
1. Female, middle aged (40-60), English Puritan, married but with few or no children, low social position