American Witches

In addition to being saddled with a witch for a wife, he was repeatedly jailed for
debt; he died in 1629. No further mention of America's starter witch, Joane Wright,
was recorded. There were also a number of trivial witch charges brought to court
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American Witches

American Witches

The history of American witches is way weirder than you ever imagined. From bewitched pigs hell-bent on revenge to gruesome twentieth-century murders, American Witches reveals strange incidents of witchcraft that have long been swept under the rug as bizarre sidenotes to history. On a tour through history that’s both whimsical and startling, we’ll encounter seventeenth-century children flying around inside their New England home “like geese.” We’ll meet a father-son team of pious Puritans who embarked on a mission that involved undressing ladies and overseeing hangings. And on the eve of the Civil War, we’ll accompany a reporter as he dons a dress and goes searching for witches in New York City’s most dangerous neighborhoods. Entertainingly readable and rich in amazing details often left out of today’s texts, American Witches casts a flickering torchlight into the dark corners of American history.

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American Witches
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Susan Fair
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-23 - Publisher: Skyhorse

The history of American witches is way weirder than you ever imagined. From bewitched pigs hell-bent on revenge to gruesome twentieth-century murders, American Witches reveals strange incidents of witchcraft that have long been swept under the rug as bizarre sidenotes to history. On a tour through history that’s both whimsical
American Witches
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Angela Timmons-Hanselka
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-15 - Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

From ancient times to early America to modern times, witches have fascinated nearly every culture. Readers will explore elements and folklore commonly associated with witchcraft, the hysteria about witches in early America and its causes, and modern-day witchcraft. They'll examine how witches have influenced artistic expression, from ancient classics such
Folkloric American Witchcraft and the Multicultural Experience
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Via Hedera
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-26 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

Witchcraft and magic in America is an inherently multicultural experience and the folklore of our ancestors from every country converges here at a crossroads. It’s a complicated history; one of uncertainty and fear, displacement and enslavement, merging and migration. Our ancestors may not have agreed on how they saw the
Witchcraft Myths in American Culture
Language: en
Pages: 293
Authors: Marion Gibson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A fascinating examination of how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines and feminist icons. The first half of the book is a thorough re-reading of the original
Systems of North American Witchcraft and Sorcery
Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Deward E. Walker
Categories: Ethnology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher:

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