Witch Hunts

Witch Hunts

From Salem to Guantanamo Bay

Book - 2007
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
Rapley analyses witch hunts in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and finds many of the same elements repeated in more recent miscarriages of justice - from the Dreyfus case for treason in late nineteenth-century France, to the persecution of the Scottsboro Boys in Alabama for the gang rape of two white girls in the 1930s, to the Guildford and Maguire terrorist prosecutions in Britain in the 1970s. All three cases took place during times of extreme fear and paranoia and in all cases the accused were innocent.

Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780773531864
Characteristics: xii, 311 p. ; 24 cm


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Mar 20, 2013

This book gives really good insite to a lot of american and france trials and a lot of information about were witchcraft started and were it is in modern day. It doesn't give a lot of information on any other areas though so if you want a very wide range of places were witchcraft was this isn't the best book for that but overall I found it okay.


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