An introduction to the life of peter charles the devils disciples hoffer

And why did the incidents of Salem occur where and when they did. The author's expertise as a legal historian, coupled with explorations of oral culture and informed conjectures on such topics as Tituba's origins and 'recovered' memories of child abuse, give The Devil's Disciples a distinguished place in the ever-lengthening line of Salem witchcraft studies.

The accusations, denials, and confessions of this legal story eventually resurrect the tangled internal tensions that lay at the bottom of the Salem witch hunts. Hoffer then demonstrates that, in determining the guilt of the accused, the trial juries essentially followed the lead of the judges, who were insufficiently prepared for witchcraft cases.

Neighbors turned against neighbors, children informed on their parents, and ministers denounced members of their congregations. Nineteen men and women were hanged; one was pressed to death. Anyone interested in history of American culture or the development of the legal system will enjoy this book.

Without denying the existence of child abuse today or the importance of exposing it to public view, Hoffer compares the Salem witchcraft hysteria to the collective fantasies of victimization that have overtaken United States communities in recent years How could a settled community turn so viciously against itself.

Breen, Northwestern University Approaching the subject as a legal and social historian, Peter Charles Hoffer offers a fresh look at the Salem outbreak based on recent studies of panic rumors, teen hysteria, child abuse, and intrafamily relations.

He brings to life a set of conversations--in taverns and courtrooms, at home and work--which took place among suspected witches, accusers, witnesses, and spectators.

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It is a bright, well-informed study. Why were certain persons accused and condemned while others were not. A more critical approach would be welcomed, but I liked getting an overview of the t The Devil's Disciples is a well-reasoned overview of the Salem Witch Trials by Peter Charles Holfer.

Hundreds were accused of practicing witchcraft. Hoffer then demonstrates that, in determining the guilt of the accused, the tr Without denying the existence of child abuse today or the importance of exposing it to public view, Hoffer compares the Salem witchcraft hysteria to the collective fantasies of victimization that have overtaken United States communities in recent years In Salem itself, traditional piety and social values appeared endangered as consumerism and secular learning gained ground.

A more critical approach would be welcomed, but I liked getting an overview of the theories themselves without knowing which one was the author's pet theory. Hoffer demonstrates that Salem, far from being an isolated community in the wilderness, stood on the leading edge of a sprawling and energetic Atlantic empire.

In Salem itself, traditional piety and social values appeared endangered as consumerism and secular learning gained ground. Why were certain persons accused and condemned while others were not.

And why did the incidents of Salem occur where and when they did. The author's expertise as a legal historian, coupled with explorations of oral culture and informed conjectures on such topics as Tituba's origins and 'recovered' memories of child abuse, give The Devil's Disciples a distinguished place in the ever-lengthening line of Salem witchcraft studies.

The accusations, denials, and confessions of this legal story eventually resurrect the tangled internal tensions that lay at the bottom of the Salem witch hunts. Approaching the subject as a legal and social historian, Peter Charles Hoffer offers a fresh look at the Salem outbreak based on recent studies of panic rumors, teen hysteria, child abuse, and intrafamily relations.

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Tell a friend about this book The author's expertise as a legal historian, coupled with explorations of oral culture and informed conjectures on such topics as Tituba's origins and 'recovered' memories of child abuse, give The Devil's Disciples a distinguished place in the ever-lengthening line of Salem witchcraft studies.

Neighbors turned against neighbors, children informed on their parents, and ministers denounced members of their congregations.

Approaching the subject as a legal and social historian, Peter Charles Hoffer offers a fresh look at the Salem outbreak based on recent studies of panic rumors, teen hysteria, child abuse, and intrafamily relations.

The Devil's Disciples : The Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials

He brings to life a set of conversations--in taverns and courtrooms, at home and work--which took place among suspected witches, accusers, witnesses, and spectators.

Hundreds were accused of practicing witchcraft. He reveals that grand juries demanded more tangible evidence of witchcraft that the assertions of afflicted adolescent girls before issuing indictments.

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The Devil's Disciples is a well-reasoned overview of the Salem Witch Trials by Peter Charles Holfer. It is easy to read and there are times when Holfer gives a very good picture at what life would have like in Salem Village in the s/5.

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Feb 04,  · Peter Charles Hoffer Honorable Mention in the History Category for the Professional and Scholarly Book Award Mention the term witch hunt, and Salem, Massachusetts, springs to mind—and with it the power of superstition, the danger of mob mentality, and our natural fear of gross tsfutbol.comed on: March 10, The Devil s Disciples Hoffer, Peter Charles (Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press pages) King James II s rise to power in the s became an extremely turbulent time for.

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A superb legal scholar, Hoffer provides an excellent discussion of the procedures and evidence used.

An introduction to the life of peter charles the devils disciples hoffer
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