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Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff author of the 1 bestseller Cleopatra provides an electrifying fresh view of the Salem witch trialsThe panic began early in 1692 over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar It spread uickly confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony Neighbors accused neighbors husbands accused wives parents and children one another It ended less than a year later but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to deathSpeaking loudly and emphatically adolescent girls stood at the center of the crisis Along with suffrage and Prohibition the Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history Drawing masterfully on the archives Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk She illuminates the demands of a rigorous faith the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country perched at a politically tumultuous time on the edge of what a visitor termed a remote rocky barren bushy wild woody wildernessWith devastating clarity the textures and tensions of colonial life emerge hidden patterns subtly startlingly detach themselves from the darkness Schiff brings early American anxieties to the fore to align them brilliantly with our own In an era of religious provocations crowdsourcing and invisible enemies this enthralling story makes sense than ever The Witches is Schiff 's riveting account of a seminal episode a primal American mystery unveiled in crackling detail and lyrical prose by one of our most acclaimed historians


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    This book a historical account of the Salem witch trials by an author whose prior work has been highly acclaimed turned out to be a long winded and tedious disappointment I regret the many hours I spent slogging through itSchiff takes a textbook like approach to the writing throwing facts and assertions at the reader without connecting them through any meaningful narrative We learn little about the accusers and victims those curious about the lives personalities and motivations of the people most directly involved will be disappointed There is information about the witchcraft judges and the local ministers – in fact perhaps the two most discussed figures are Increase and Cotton Mather prominent ministers who were not present for any of the events in Salem Lengthy accounts of accusations and confessions are included relating fanciful stories as if they were true “Skimming groves of oak mossy bogs and a tangle of streams Anne Foster sailed above the treetops over fields and fences on a pole Before Foster on the pole sat Martha Carrier half Foster’s age and the dauntless mother of four Carrier had arranged the flight She had persuaded Foster to accompany her she knew the way”Many pages are spent paraphrasing such accusations but very few on analysis The book has no organizing principle or thesis focuses on no key figures and has almost nothing to say about why the events in Salem might have occurred And the writing style makes for laborious reading it alternates between drowning the reader in details whose import to the larger picture is unclear and wallowing in wordy abstractions that utterly fail to enlighten It is often repetitive and sometimes jumps between ideas that have no apparent connectionI give a second star because the book appears to be well researched and I did learn some information about colonial New England It sheds light on the strains placed on the community such as deadly Indian attacks nearby many of the young accusers were refugees or orphans We also learn a bit about life at the timeBut despite the lengthy bibliography the author makes sweeping generalizations that hurt her credibility for instance she claims the Salem witch trials were one of few occasions that women played a key role in American history and that after Salem women “went back to being invisible where they remained historically speaking until a different scourge encouraged them to raise their voices with suffrage and Prohibition” Women were invisible and had no effect on history in all of the 18th and 19th centuries? Harriet Beecher Stowe Susan B Anthony Elizabeth Cady Stanton Harriet Tubman Louisa May Alcott Sojourner Truth Clara Barton Belle Boyd Dorothea Dix Charlotte Perkins Gilman Lucretia Mott Elizabeth Van Lew Sacagawea and many would beg to differFor that matter the Salem witch trials themselves were a local event occurring in a few small towns it would be hard to argue that any of the women or men involved had much impact on American history especially compared with those listed above Salem represents neither the first nor the last time people were executed for witchcraft in America and while with its 20 executions Salem claimed the greatest number of victims at once it pales beside many European witch hunts Perhaps my frustration with this book has soured me on this piece of history but having read The Witches it is even less clear to me why Salem has gained such a foothold in the national imaginationUltimately Schiff can’t explain Salem nor can she make it interesting Instead she gives us a 400 page summary of her research then explains that we have too little information to know why anything happened as it did In other words as far as I'm concerned it's a whole lot of nothing Those with a keen interest in the witch trials may find it worthwhile but for the general reader looking to be informed and entertained by well written engaging historical accounts this is one to avoidEDIT The New York Times said it better