She also had a tendency to throw around names of religions and doctrines like they were common knowledge, like everyone knew what Puritanism was and predestination meant. Starkey sets a tone that eventually causes the reader to feel the real seriousness and frustration resulting from what happened in Salem, showing us that, one, we have evolved somewhat, thank goodness, but two, it was no production equal to the fun of a scary movie. There was definitely some borderline personality disorder among the 'afflicted girls,' most notably Abigail Williams. When you go through our all-inclusive database of Indiana homes for sale and you will easily find the Marion home for sale that is made just for you. As is often the case, her interest got me interested enough to do some reading on the subject, specifically this book and the one by Kai Erikson. One negative of this edition: the Time Inc.
The book actually takes it's dialogue from real trial records, but Marion L. In the case of the Salem Witch Trials, justice took on the face of a superstitious population hunting for something which did not truly exist, and found it in innocent people to salve its own conscience. All that admitted, what a gem this book is! The back of the book even uses 'her' when referring to the author, so why the confusion? Overall I would recommend this one for anyone interested in the trials, but be aware of the age of the book. The novel The Devil in Massachusetts, written by Marion L. I want to know that the author is not just making up random nonsense and trying to pass it off as fact. Nobody even knows what happened to her after the summer of the trials and executions, Miller says she probably ran away to Boston and ended up a prostitute, others speculate she died aged 17 following years of mental instability, the simple truth is no one knows, and certainly not Marion Starkey. This gives a thorough accounting of the witch trials that took place in Salem Village present day Danvers, Massachusetts in colonial Massachusetts in 1692-1693.
In truth, this book is a near-failure. The sheer magnitude of this cleansing of the New England Christian flock is still appalling. The spookiest thing about this book has nothing to do with Satan, witches or demons, it is the evil that ordinary people in positions of power are capable of, and the ambivalence people feel about fighting against it. Starkey also applies her knowledge of the trials and her knowledge of psychiatry to the book as well. But I yearned for details, explanations, even theories. We watch the girls accuse soul after soul, and the general confusion and moral arm race unfold across the community. It might be argued that Starkey is merely attempting to humanise historical figures, but it simply does not work.
Dozens of people were arrested and tried without a shred of physical evidence and many of them were hanged. Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are provided by a third party and subject to change. By and large, they simply could not believe that the stories the accusing girls told could be anything less than true. But, if you believe in that kind of thing, you could conceivably make the argument that the Devil was, indeed, in Massachusetts in 1692. The ensuing investigation eventually overcame the community and surrounding area. A woman I had dated introduced me to her best friend, an adult college student who was particularly involved in a study of the witch craze.
Though written in 1949, it is comprehensible to the modern reader and also fascinating. There were moments when the language lost me a little bit. Many of the accused were innocent. Some of the spellings and turns of phrase can evoke letters that your grandparents wrote, but taking the age into account, Starkey has written a response to history remarkably clearly and concisely. Yet now, under the new charter, it very much looked as if they might. The author did her job well, pulling no stops and naming all names. Make new friends at the community swimming pool, basketball court and playground.
The book is worth reading just for that. And those in prison that were later released found their lives altered permanently thereafter, as did their descendants. Starkey claims to be applying 'modern psychiatric knowledge' to the behaviour of the afflicted girls adults were also involved, though she seems to frequently forget this , but that does not stop her from labelling Abigail Williams a child of 11 or 12 at the time and not the teenage temptress conjured by Arthur Miller in 'The Crucible' - though from reading this it seems Miller did draw a lot of his take on Salem from this as having 'a bold spirit' with a fresh complexion. Middle name L Maiden name Unknown. Cotton Mather did not have the humility to to apologize or express any remorse for their public support of the witchcraft trials and hangings. While other witch hunt books give you the facts of the events, Starkey's books give you a feel for them.
I loved the way Starkey wove the facts of the Salem Witch Trials into a seamless narrative, so much so that it was more like reading a novel. If it's not there, look in your library network, because this is definitely worth a read for any budding student of history. One must just keep in mind the publishing date. I did--vaguely--but I didn't know enough to make any sense out of the paragraphs that cited them as causal to the phenomenon. Garage has 4 ft extension to easily store yard equipment or maintain a workbench. In addition, school data is obtained from a third party vendor and not guaranteed to be accurate, up to date or complete.
I found it a little heavy based on the characteristics of fear, ignorance and self-centeredness surrounding the court proceedings. Eventually, these Salem teenagers come to a revelation; with Tituba as a catalyst, they resorted to pretending that they were afflicted by witches to gain attention. Not quite a hundred years later, this same state would be in the grip of the American Revolution, full of the ideas of human rights and freedom. What would the godly say when they learned that the electorate was no longer to be limited to but broadened to include propertied members of every Christian sect this side of papistry? Hundreds of women and men were hanged based solely on their testimony. That does not necessarily mean that all of the people found guilty were perfect, wonderful people though by all accounts most were decent folks , but whatever undesirable characteristics they may have possessed certainly did not qualify them for hanging. Large dining and kitchen with beautiful tall espresso cabinets and four stainless steel appliances including a gas stove.