On May 14, 1878, the last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown, an adherent of Christian Science, accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her with his mental powers. The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present by Ronald Hutton investigates the sweeping European history and traditions that cements the origins of fear and terror of witches in the western world.

Book Title: The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present

Book Author: Ronald Hutton

ISBN Number: 9780300229042

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