The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World
The Ruin of All Witches by Malcolm Gaskill tells the dark, real-life folktale of witch-hunting in a remote Massachusetts plantation.
Through the gripping micro-history of a family tragedy, we glimpse a society caught in transition between supernatural obsessions and the age of enlightenment. This is the birth of the modern world.
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Simply one of the best history books I have ever read … His deeply imaginative, empathetic and yet empirical exploration of a past moment of crisis is history at its finest.