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Introduction: A Brief Discourse on Possession

Two Families in Conflict: The Possessions at Warboys

Possession, Puritanism, and Politics: The Cases of
    John Darrell and Mary Glover

Anne Gunter: An Ill Girl, a Perfidious Father
And A Skeptical King
Executions, Evidence, and the Intellectual Elites:
    The Trial at Bury St. Edmunds

The Foreshadowing of Salem:
The Goodwin Children
     And a Hanging in Boston

Salem: The Self-Destruction of
a New England Community
     By Possession and Panic

Conclusion: Common Patterns and Unanswered Questions