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Description - A Fever in Salem by Laurie Winn Carlson

This new interpretation of the New England Witch Trials offers an innovative, well-grounded explanation of witchcraft's link to organic illness. While most historians have concentrated on the accused, Laurie Winn Carlson focuses on the afflicted. Systematically comparing the symptoms recorded in colonial diaries and court records to those of the encephalitis epidemic in the early twentieth century, she argues convincingly that the victims suffered from the same disease. "A unique blend of historical epidemiology and sociology."-Katrina L. Kelner, Science. "Meticulously researched...the author marshalls her arguments with clarity and persuasive force."-New Yorker.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566633093
ISBN-10: 1566633095
Format: Paperback
(187mm x 141mm x 14mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Laurie Winn Carlson

Laurie Winn Carlson has written frequently on the history of the West, including Cattle: An Informal Social History; Seduced by the West; Sidesaddles to Heaven; and Boss of the Plains. She lives in Cheney, Washington.

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