Another book about the Salem witch trials. The author puts forth a theory I hadn't really been familiar with but that I found interesting. That the eastward--the frontier of Maine (which at that time was pretty close to Salem)--provided a lot of the reasons for the trials. The Puritans, after all, felt that America was a heathen land, ruled by the devil, and they were the ones who brought God there. A lot of the accusers described seeing a "dark man" with the wtiches, which is a term frequently used by them to describe Indians. Also at that time, King Charles' War wasn't distant history and the Wabanakis and the French were extremely violent toward the English. Many of the accused and accusers had links to towns in Maine that had been decimated and families that had been killed and/or abducted. (On a more personal note, the Penobscot, which T's distantly descended from, were a smaller group of Wabanaki, which could, in a far-fetched idea, mean that his distant ancestors may have had some impact on this whole thing. Yes, my imagination does fly free sometimes.)Anyway, good book with a very interesting theory. And the author takes into account the men who were accused more than any other author I've read on the subject, which I appreciated.