Witch hunting, New York style explored in new book

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New York Daily News

“Accused of Witchcraft in New York” by S.R. Ferrara; The History Press (192, $23.99) ——— In 1692, the good people of Salem, Massachusetts, went searching for evil. They could have just looked in the mirror. Driven by ignorance, or envy, they turned on neighbors, accusing them of black magic. After more than a year of hysteria, 200 people had been named. Twenty were executed. Salem, however, had no monopoly on madness. “Accused of Witchcraft in New York” by S.R. Ferrara recounts about 150 years of persecution in another corner of Colonial America. And, as in Salem, most accused of witchcraft in…

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