Hunt The Witch Down Author:Margaret Ronan Sometimes ill-favored and bad-tempered, usually sharp-tongued--they were people who scared the living daylights out of ordinary folk because of their weird ways, or aroused their envy because of their strange powers. Powers that seemed to come from the devil. People called them witches! — And what did they have in common, these witches? They were... more » women. Women who used all their wit and wile to survive in an oftime hostile world. Desperately unhappy housewives, young women and girls, a little crazy maybe, poor usually, but hunted down and tortured by the law, even put to death. Their greatest crime: being born female.
Twelve true and exciting stories of twelve women whose neighbors were sure they were witches.« less