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Chinatown No More: Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hsiang-Shui Chen

By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. As Hsiang-shui Chen documents, the political dynamics of these settlements are entirely different from the traditional closed Chinese communities; the immigrants in Queens think of themselves as living in "worldtown," not in a second Chinatown. Drawing on interviews with members of a hundred households, Chen brings out telling aspects of demography, immigration experience, family life, and gender roles, and then turns to vivid, humanistic portraits of three families. Chen also describes the organizational life of the Chinese in Queens with a lively account of the powe...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Adulting Series: (Two Standalone Novel Set)

by Daniella Brodsky

From the author behind the hit movie Beauty & The Briefcase, this set features two fabulous standalone novels with a connecting thread – women learning to pull up their big girl pants and deal with the sh*t life throws at us, and of course, some deliciously steamy scenes with two very alpha male heroes. Vivian Rising“A super fun read with everything you could want: romance, fortune telling, and a makeover (of the soul)!” - #1 New York Times Bestseller Meg Cabot“. . . powerful stuff and also very funny.” – Sydney Morning Herald “ . . . you’ll be cheering her on as she loosens her tight grip on the past and embraces a life on her own two feet.” – Women’s Weekly .“If you read one book, make it VIVIAN RISING by Daniella Brodsky.” - SHAPE Magazine“ . . . poignantly...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Poetry, Genre Fiction, Family Life
Size: 701 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Slade - Indebted - Book Five: A Classic Western Adventure (Slade: United States Bounty Hunter Western Series 5)

by Scott Howey

The latest Western adventure from Scott Howie! This is "Slade: United States Bounty Hunter." Action, adventure and frontier law from one of the greatest Western authors of today!Slade is rescued by a woman who turns out to have her own trials and tribulations. As matter of course, Slade is indebted to the woman and her daughter for saving his life. He refuses to leave her to fend off the unwanted advances of the cruel and vindictive Frederick Finch alone. Instead, Slade meets the challenge head on. A cast of characters, good and bad, enter the fray as blood and tears are shed in Weeping Mary. ...

Genre: History, Americas
Size: 156 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Hand of a Merciful God

by David Ballenger

150 years after the Civil War, stories and tales survive. Libraries are filled with historical documents, manuscripts and photographic images that cover all aspects of the American Civil War. There are thousands of history books and documentaries giving us facts that have been recorded but countless stories have never been recorded—personal stories of men who fought and died, stories of men who survived. We don’t know all of their stories; we don’t know the whole story. Yet this is our history and these are our ancestors. To truly understand what drove these men to look into the face of death on a daily basis we must listen to them. But, the time is far past where we could speak to those who knew the truth, who experienced the war. Now we only have the stories from our ancestors as ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 161 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Saints & Scoundrels: Eighteen, True, Short Stories of Colorful Characters of Grand Canyon National Park

by Julie McDonald

While training to be a Grand Canyon tour guide, I heard so many great stories I had never heard before! This quick, one hour read, has over a dozen fun stories about the colorful characters who have spent as little as a few weeks or as long as 70 years at Grand Canyon. Some are historic, dating back to the 1800's and some are more recent. The stories are both educational and entertaining! An excellent read for children and teens as well....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Travel, Food & Lodging
Size: 82 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WWI

by Melina Druga

In our 24/7 news cycle, it is difficult to imagine a time when news reports were often days old, when stories weren’t necessarily confirmed and when colorful language permeated articles. During World War 1, that’s exactly how newspapers in Canada and the United States reported events locally and aboard.A Tale of Two Nations focuses on the start of the war and key events from 1915-1918. It examines events not through the lens of hindsight and analysis but as they occurred.In A Tale of Two Nations, you’ll read about:•1914: War begins in Europe•1915: The Second Battle of Ypres and sinking of the Lusitania•1916: The Battle of the Somme and the U.S. presidential election•1917: The Battle of Vimy Ridge and the United States enters the war•1918: The war ends and the Spanish...

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 149 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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American Heroes: That History Forgot

by Charles Ray

American history as taught in most of our public schools, and popular media representations of our history, often omit or minimize the roles played by women and people of color. In this short volume, the reader is introduced to people whose contributions were significant, and should be remembered and honored....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Witchcraft in the United States: The History of Witches, Practices, and Persecution in America

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts of trials*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Since man cannot live without miracles, he will provide himself with miracles of his own making. He will believe in witchcraft and sorcery, even though he may otherwise be a heretic, an atheist, and a rebel.” - – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers KaramazovWhen people hear the word “witchcraft,” certain images come to mind. American history buffs will immediately think of Salem, where hysteria in the 17th century led to notorious trials that continue to be the source of several historical studies, with scholars analyzing things from every direction. Was it a religious fervor? Was it a land grab? Was there fungus in the grain? Over...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Star-Crossed: A Quantitative Reassessment of the Relative Combat Performance of the Army of Tennessee Compared to the Army of Northern Virginia

by Michael R. Brasher

Everyone KNOWS the Army of Northern Virginia was a "winner" and its sister army, the Army of Tennessee was a "loser," right?In his book, Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History, Richard M. McMurry draws the somewhat controversial conclusion that Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was not only the better led army, but that the composition of Lee's army indeed made it the better army, when compared with its Western sister, the Army of Tennessee.While few historians would beg to differ with the first conclusion - the likes of Bragg, Polk, Hardee and Hood simply do not compare with the leadership offered by Lee, Jackson and Longstreet - historians have generally not cared to examine the potential for a more fundamental reason for the success of the one army, and the fai...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military
Size: 72 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Outlaws: A Western Adventure (marshal jack black Book 5)

by Ash Lingam

Marshal One-Eyed Jack Black is urgently called to Apache Pass, Arizona between Dos Cabezas and the Chiricahua Mountains to order a wagon train to turn back to avoid an impending hostile attack. Will the marshal get there in time? Jack's best friend is named U.S. deputy marshal but things go wrong on the first day, and a serious crime is committed. Will the new deputy solve the mystery without the help of Marshal Black?Zebadiah Wretchly was a wicked man who used slaves to work his turquoise mines. But exactly who are these forced laborer?And is it true that Jack's and Gloria's relationship has taken a severe turn and what will Jack do about it?Read OUTLAWS, Marshal Jack Black Series #5 and find out what really happens in this latest novel from Ash Lingam....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Romance
Size: 270 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Miss Eda, My Dearest Friend: The Love Story of Henry Johnson Spicer and Eda Lucinda Ferguson

by Renee Moore Frost Great-Great Grand Daughter

In 1942 the 1800's Ferguson home burned to the ground with the only item being saved was a trunk of precious letters from loved ones. These letters have been preserved and now transcribed to relive the life and times before, during and after the cruel war known as the Civil War of 1861-1865. As I assembled the letters in date order, I found the many families of Wilkes County, North Carolina interacting with my Ferguson-Spicer family. These families shared their faith in God, the tragedy of war and the love of the Blue Ridge Mountains."For the Blood of the Southern men flashes through their veins & declares they will die in defense of the Southern Rites."Thomas L Ferguson July 27, 1861"Genl Jackson leading we flanked them on their right when the fight commenced it was a fox chase till...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Brigham Tea Magazine

by Julie Worthington

Western life, history, culture, people, places, and the rest of the story......

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Great Book of Hawaii: The Crazy History of Hawaii with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 7)

by Bill O'Neill

How much do you know about the Aloha State? There’s so much to learn about Hawaii that even residents of the state don’t know! In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Hawaii’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more! In The Great Book of Hawaii, you’ll find the answers to the following questions: How did Hawaii get its name? Why is it called the Aloha State?Why was it once called “The Kingdom of Hawaii”? Which sport was invented in Hawaii? Which movies have been filmed in the state? What legends from the Hawaiian culture haunt the state? What’s Hawaii’s most famous unsolved mystery?And so much more!As an added bonus, you’ll learn words from the Hawaiian language throughout the book.This book is packed with trivia facts about Hawaii. Some of the fa...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, World, Education & Reference, Trivia & Fun Facts, Travel
Size: 142 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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My Days In The Army Air Corps: 17 February 1943 - 24 November 1945

by Erich Werner Kothe

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 116 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Family Genealogy Queries: GARNER GARDNER GARLAND (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed GARNER (with 19 queries total), GARDNER (GARDENER, GARDINER) (17 queries), GARLAND (8 queries), or GARDENHIRE (GARDENSHIRE) (3 queries), as well as GARARD, GARDER, GARMAN, and GARCIA (with 1 query apiece).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Typically, queries include information on births, ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Annie's Story: A Plantation Slave & Her Master

by Myra Angelou

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Inside Cuba: A Visual Introduction

by Chris Messner

Cuba occupies a place of undisputed fascination in the American psyche. Despite its proximity to America, this island nation remains a mystery to most Americans. Few Americans have traveled to Havana, and still fewer have traveled deeper into this isolated country.Chris Messner, a Fine Art Photographer, was drawn to Cuba, by his artistic curiosity. He covered thousands of miles on the island's back roads photographing out of the way places. He saw Cuba as it exists today and captured images of a land full of color, beauty and the raw environment where people weather hardships with generosity, resourcefulness and dignity.Messner's photographs of people, architecture, old cars, and sites of historical significance provide an engaging window on this enigmatic country. After writing his first ...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Travel, Caribbean
Size: 28 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Covenant: Trilogy of the Horse

by C.J. Goldsmith

American wild mustangs, a symbol of freedom older than our nation, are under attack from the forces of corporate greed. But those who are legally bound to protect and care for them have become a willing ally in their destruction. A small group of concerned Americans find themselves thrown together to stop these forces from killing these majestic creatures. Katriona McCool never thought she’d be at the center of this struggle. And Alex Manly never thought he would be to blame. When Kat, a disconnected teenager from the suburbs of California, finds herself in the wilds of Colorado, on a mission to rescue herself and a band of mustang from losing more than just their freedom, she learns more about herself and the power one person can possess to make a change for the better.But the force...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Genre Fiction, Sagas, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Science & Math, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology, Literature & Fiction, Women's Fiction
Size: 426 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Thundering Herd: Farm Life in the 1950's and 60's; Looking through the lens of duty in Vietnam.

by John E. Peltier

These stories begin with brief family histories that bring the Peltier and the Scottish Keillor families together. John was the fifth of the twelve children that Wilburn and Barbara Peltier raised on the flat salt grass prairie of Southeast Texas after they married. The life they created for their family on their rice farm and cattle ranch provided fertile ground for the life experiences that are shared in these settings. At the age of nineteen, naïve and fresh from the farm, John was drafted into the U.S. Army. After surviving boot camp and medical corpsman training, he found himself in Vietnam. John used his time in the military and its experiences as the backdrop to describe life growing up. Writing this book intensified the realization of the valuable life lessons that his family and ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 380 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Women's Work and Chicano Families: Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Patricia Zavella

At the time Women’s Work and Chicano Families: Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley was published, little research had been done on the relationship between the wage labor and household labor of Mexican American women. Drawing on revisionist social theories relating to Chicano family structure as well as on feminist theory, Patricia Zavella paints a compelling picture of the Chicano women who worked in northern California’s fruit and vegetable canneries. Her book combines social history, shop floor ethnography, and in-depth interviews to explore the links between Chicano family life and gender inequality in the labor market....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The True Story of Freed Slave Jim Beckwourth: Mountain Man, Trapper, Explorer, Chief of the Mountain Crow

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL: The First Practical Telephone Inventor. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 33)

by The History Hour

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, United States
Size: 83 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Easy Targets: An American Soldier in Iraq

by Clinton Allen

"We're hit! We're hit! We need help!" someone yelled across the radio. We couldn't see anything because of the smoke, fire, and dust kicked up by the explosion. "IED! IED! Alpha Twelve is hit!" The radio again went crazy with what had just happened in our convoy. "Stop the truck!" I yelled. My driver came to quick stop, and I tried to see out my window, but with the smoke billowing, it was impossible. SGT Allen was attached to a truck - driving platoon in Baiji, Iraq in 2003. Easy Targets is his first hand account of his experiences while on base and under enemy fire where the daily grind of fear, paranoia, and death took its toll on him....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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1960s Colorful Cartoon Illustrations

by Jasmine Taylor

This 1960s Colorful Cartoon Illustrated eBook is ideal for kids of any age (and adults too) who love the retro colors and cool vibe of the hippy decade. Enjoy classic symbols and fashions of that era like bell bottoms, peace signs, lava lamps and guitar playing hippies. You'll also find influential people and events such as Martin Luther King Jr., Jimi Hendrix, John F. Kennedy, the moon landing and more.URL Link inside for unlimited coloring page downloads so you can color the cartoon illustrations yourself.Just hit the buy button to start your journey now!...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Children's eBooks, Activities, Crafts & Games
Size: 26 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Jeffrey Dahmer: A Legacy of Evil, Disturbing True Story of the Cannibalism, Murder Spree, Rape and Torture of the Milwaukee Madman: (Serial Killer Book 1)

by Terry Baxter

The name Jeffery Dahmer is associated with evil on a level such as those legendary evildoers like Charles Manson and Ted Bundy. He was known for his cannibalistic acts though that is only scratching the surface.The murders perpetrated by Dahmer rocked the small, quiet city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to its very core. But it wasn’t just the murders themselves that caused horror and indignation across America. It was the sheer level of violence that caused America to tremble. As the grisly details of his heinous acts came to life during his trial, observers could not help but cringe.In this book, Dahmer’s legacy of cruelty will be exposed along with the motives behind his actions. In addition, a description of his background, early years, and transition into one of the most notorious seria...

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Our Story: Presidents, Historical Telltales, and Lessons for Life

by Matt Lively

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Genre: Self-Help, Personal Transformation, History, Americas, United States
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad (Blood and Treasure Book 2)

by Oliver Poole

This eyewitness account reveals the truth about Baghdad's Red Zone during the American occupation, and describes the reality of daily life as the city descended into bloody civil war. How do you cheer on your national football team when you're terrified to step outside your front door? What's it like to go to the shops when your biggest fear is being blown up by a suicide bomber? Or risk being shot at a roadblock when you drive your pregnant wife to hospital?

As the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad bureau chief, Oliver Poole first arrived in Iraq in 2003, crossing the Kuwait border in the bank of a US armoured vehicle. Once in Baghdad his home would become a hotel room in the middle of the city's Red Zone, one of the most dangerous places on earth. He tells how the war changed this ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 289 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Baron of Beacon Hill: A biography of John Hancock

by William M Fowler

John Hancock belongs to that nearly mythical assemblage, the Founding Fathers, and his bold signature across the Declaration of Independence has placed him among the most famous of that legendary group. Indeed, the very renown of his signature has tended to obscure his position as one of the most extraordinary politicians in American history.Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1737. When his father died in 1744 after a short illness, seven-year-old John was sent to live with his childless Uncle Thomas, a prosperous merchant in Boston. John attended Boston Latin School and later Harvard, where he was an indifferent student, and then joined his uncle as an apprentice in the world of commerce. At the age of twenty-seven, when his uncle passed away, he became one of the richest me...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas, United States
Size: 366 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Emily Griffith and the Opportunity School in Denver, Colorado

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Salem's Theocracy: Shattered on the Rock of Witchcraft

by Corinda Marsh

Little Dorcas Good was four years old when she was arrested for practicing witchcraft. She was chained in a dungeon jail, unable to walk about or see the light of day for months. Giles Corey was eighty years old when he was crushed to death for refusing to participate in the madness. Twenty innocent people died on Gallows Hill in Salem in 1692; more died in jail. Frightened girls accused men, women, and children of tormenting them through specters, ghosts, and witchcraft. The girls were spurred on by evil men who had hidden motives. All this was made possible by a Puritan Theocracy. Not until the theocracy smashed itself upon the rock did the tragedy end....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Occult, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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