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Author Simons, D. Brenton.

Title Witches, rakes, and rogues : true stories of scam, scandal, murder, and mayhem in Boston, 1630-1775 / D. Brenton Simons.

Publication Info. Beverly, Mass. : Commonwealth Editions, [2005]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Marseilles PL Adult Non-Fiction - MABB-3  133.4 SIM    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 260 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Map on lining paper.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-254) and index.
Summary Simons traces some early Boston scandals, illustrating both the uniqueness of its people and the universalities of human nature.
Contents Witch's brew: witchcraft and possession in early Boston -- Rogues' gallery: scoundrels, impostors, and schemers -- A miscellany of miscreants -- Family skeletons, dangerous liaisons, and black sheep.
Chronological Term 1600-1775
Subject Scandals -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- Anecdotes.
Crime -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- Anecdotes.
Witches -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Rogues and vagabonds -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Swindlers and swindling -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Criminals -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Crime. (OCoLC)fst00882984
Criminals. (OCoLC)fst00883516
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Rogues and vagabonds. (OCoLC)fst01099594
Scandals. (OCoLC)fst01106361
Swindlers and swindling. (OCoLC)fst01140414
Witches. (OCoLC)fst01176346
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Anecdotes.
Boston (Mass.) -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.
Boston (Mass.) -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Massachusetts -- Boston. (OCoLC)fst01205012
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Biography -- Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423690
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Witches, rakes & rogues
ISBN 1889833541
1933212470 (Commonwealth trade pbk.)
9781933212470 (Commonwealth trade pbk.)

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