American Witches A Broomstick Tour through Four Centuries Susan Fair
 
Hardback
9781510703803
$22.99
Throughout history, the specter of witchcraft has mesmerized us. And witches aren’t mere faraway threats; American history is brimming with tales of their terror. From 19th-century murders to a bizarre monkey-faced creature straight from Hell and bewitched pigs hell-bent on revenge, American Witches: A Broomstick Tour through Four Centuries describes the strange incidents that have long been banished to the margins of our history.

On a tour through four centuries of American witchcraft that’s both whimsical and startling, we’ll encounter 17th-century children flying around inside their New England home “like geese.” We’ll meet a father-son tag-team of pious Puritans who embarked on an anti-witch mission that involved undressing young ladies and overseeing hangings. And on the eve of the Civil War, we’ll accompany a reporter as he dons a dress and goes searching for witches in New York City’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

Entertainingly readable and rich in amazing details often left out of today’s texts, American Witches casts a flickering torchlight into the dark corners of American history.


TitleAmerican Witches
SubtitleA Broomstick Tour through Four Centuries
AuthorSusan Fair
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published23 August 2016
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781510703803
Pages332
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Susan Fair is most at home exploring the crossroads of weirdness and history. Her writing has appeared in many publications including Blue Ridge Country, Taps ParaMagazine, and several newspapers. She also writes for Cryptomundo, the Rumpus, and other awesome sites. She works for a public library and at the Boonsboro Museum of History, which houses lots of relics of weird history, including an actual witch’s spell book. Susan lives on the shoulder of South Mountain in Western Maryland.

ISBNs: 9781510703803 978-1-5107-0380-3 Title: american witches category:HIS 
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