A mid 19th century engraving showing the 1692 witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo: Corbis

Book review: Stacy Schiff’s history of the Salem witch panic is a shocking, riveting read

Schiff reminds us of the scale of the hysteria and the devastating consequences for hundreds of families caught up in it

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A mid 19th century engraving showing the 1692 witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo: Corbis
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