How Satan Came to Salem

In The Atlantic, Adam Goodheart writes about the history of witchcraft in New England as portrayed in Stacy Schiff’s new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692.  According to Goodheart, Schiff combines a “rich trove” of details left behind by the Puritans with her narrative. “Recent political developments on both side of the Atlantic were eroding the authority, spiritual and temporal, of the Puritan fathers,” Goodheart writes. “A touch of black magic couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Read at The Atlantic

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