It was a very strange and unfortunate event.... mass hysteria, liars and people looking to avert attention from their failures to run and protect a community. If you are always critical of others, what should you do? Street/life smart she was not. Highly recommended. An interesting subject, but after a while reading this book felt more like a chore than a pleasure. Almost entirely quotes at some points. Word Count: 141. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Devil's Snare: Private Investigator Mystery Series (Derek Cole Suspense Thrillers Book 5). Over the next few months, the Massachusetts government dispatched to Maine companies of “country soldiers” to augment the inadequate regional militia forces. This is an excellent detailed account of the Salem witch trials. The men and women appeared to be possessed by the devil, nothing else could explain it. Many of the accusers in 16. 2.5 stars, Bill Gates Picks 5 Good Books for a Lousy Year. One could only imagine such an environment; surrounded in fear from the inside and out. They saw a chance to redeem some inner vengeance and took advantage of it. However, until now, much of the story had not yet been told. The graphics were pretty good too, not used to seeing so many visual representations in books of this type, but I think they were very useful. It is composed of a mass of soft, springy tendrils and vines that possess some sense of touch, and resembles the Flitterbloom. But so interesting, and anyone who is curious about the Salem Witch Trials should check this out. Norton's award-winning IN THE DEVIL'S SNARE offers the most important revision to date of Boyer and Nissenbaum's influential interpretation of the 1692 witch trials, SALEM POSSESSED (1972). In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. I really liked this, but I would hesitate to recommend it to people who rarely read history, I think it might seem dense and hard to plow through. The h's determination to be independent was great but eventually her stubbornness was frustrating and she was still fighting the H about EVERYTHING. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Devil's Snare: Witches of Palmetto Point Book 3. While Norton does get into the nitty-gritty of the crisis, there are still so many unanswered questions about exactly why and how this happened. This book presented a fresh viewpoint on the Salem Witch Trials that I'd never seen put forth as possible cruxes to the extreme volitility of the accusations put forth during this infamous period. In most of the fiction I've come across, the interactions with the Native people has been reduced to wallpaper that just provides a little scene setting for the main events of the outcries, trials, convictions, and executions of many innocent people in Salem and surrounding towns. Well written, well researched, and worth a read. This book presented a fresh viewpoint on the Salem Witch Trials that I'd never seen put forth as possible cruxes to the extreme volitility of the accusations put forth during this infamous period. Welcome back. Magistrates and judges accepted this spectral evidence because they believed in an actual Devil, and saw nothing unusual in the Devil's choosing to afflict Christian New England with both a physical, Native American military assault and a concurrent spiritual assault by witches - “a combined assault from the visible and invisible worlds” (210). 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