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Accused of Witchcraft in New York

The history of infamous witch trials and witchcraft accusations is deeper than just those most often discussed at Salem. The Empire State has had numerous moments of pandemonium over the potential existence of witches. From Native Americans viewing European colonists as witches in the Mohawk Valley to witchcraft hysteria among early Long Island colonial settlements, the history of New York state's witchcraft accusations encompases all regions and communities in the state. Join author Scott R. Ferrara as he presents harrowing narratives of those who were accused of witchcraft, the feverish community dramas that resulted and the lives of those who faced their community as an outsider.

S.R. Ferrara

S.R. Ferrara, MA RPA, was born and raised in Massapequa, New York. He served two full combat deployments to the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a USMC infantry rifleman. After his honorable discharge, he promptly enrolled in college courses under the GI Bill with a need to understand culture and society. Ferrara is a trained archaeobotanist and currently teaches courses at Queens College while he pursues his PhD in anthropological archaeology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

The History Press