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David Sue History 104 Professor O'Connell Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England John Putnam Demos' Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England is an indepth analysis of witch trials during the 17th century. It provides extensive information on particular cases, as well as possible explanations of the witchcraft phenomenon and its social impacts upon the people of the day. The main idea of Demos is that the accused "victims," as he calls them, are almost all lower class women who have histories of being argumentative and belligerent. Entertaining Satan is a topical presentation of key witch trials, including many social and economical factors that may or may not have impacted the victim's and their persecutor's positions. Sources used are primarily secondary, yet there are many primary sources included as well. Combining both sources produces a much more definitive work than previous writings. While analyzing key trials and accused witches, Demos produces a composite of
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