John Putnam Demos' "Entertaining Satan" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

John Putnam Demos' "Entertaining Satan"
A review and critical analysis of John Putnam Demos' book, "Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of New England".
# 88749 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , English (Analysis)

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This paper looks at the historical piece by John Putnam Demos, entitled "Entertaining Satan". The paper looks at the historical value of such a work, placing a large emphasis on the fact that Demos does imagine sections of this work. However, as it is substantially backed with empirical primary evidence, Demos' imaginative nature can be forgiven or seen as viable explanations.

From the Paper:

"When one considers the history of American witchcraft, they generally tend to bring to mind associations of the Salem Witch Trials, of Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible", and other such materials. John Putnam Demos' work, "Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England", is thus doubly alluring, as it draws upon elements of early American witchcraft history besides these other widely known topics. John Putnam Demos continues with his tales of youthful American history with this work, as it follows in the style of "The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story From Early America", which is a narrative history regarding captivity by Indians in New England in the 18th century. As thus, it is apparent that the culture of early New England is of high interest to the author, which draws the readers furthermore into this work."

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