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    • Salem Possessed

    • The Social Origins of Witchcraft
    • By: Stephen Nissenbaum, Paul Boyer
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, 19 bodies swinging on Gallows Hill. The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which climaxed in the Salem witch trials. From rich and varied sources - many neglected and unknown - Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum give us a picture of the people and events more intricate and more fascinating than any other in the massive literature. It is a story of powerful and deeply divided families and of a community determined to establish an independent identity.

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