These Detestable Slaves of the Devill by Carson O. Hudson Jr.

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Book: These Detestable Slaves of the Devill
A Concise Guide to Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia

Carson O. Hudson, Jr.

“The witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, while significant, has tended to overshadow the historical records of the persecutions of alleged witches in other colonies. Colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural and the existence of witches with their norther neighbors, and throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, they conducted several witchcraft inquiries.

Gathering together surviving records and evidence in one easy-to-read volume, These Detestable Slaves of the Devill is a quick reference guide to the beliefs, occurrences, and legal proceedings regarding witchcraft in early Colonial Virginia.”

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