The literature on witch-hunting in Europe and America
marked by differences ojinterpretation-some major, others minor.
In listing a core ojust;lul studies, I have omitted certain books and
articles that are now generally acknowledged to be speculative or
misleading. This does not mean, however, that the studies and in-
terpretations I do list are in agreement-jarfrom it. Anyone ap-
proaching the history ojwitch-huntingjor thefirst time is thert;lore
well advised to begin by reading Chapter
Enemies of God and the note on "Further Reading" that concludes
Robin Briggs's Witches
Neighbors. No similar survey existsjor
witch-hunting in New England, but two review-essays I have writ-
ten provide a starting point.
Historiography and Bibliography
Black, George F. "List of Works Relating to Witchcraft in the United
States." Bulletin of the New York Public Library 12 (1908), pp.
Briggs, Robin. Witches
Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context
ofEuropean Witchcrqft (New York, 1996).
Hall, David D. "Middle Ground on the Witch-hunting Debate." Re-
views in American History 26 (1998), pp. 345-52.
--- "Witchcraft and the Limits of Interpretation." New England
(1985), pp. 253-81.
Larner, Christina. Enemies of God: The Witch-hunt in Scotland
(London, 1981), Chap. 2.
Midelfort, H. C. Erik. "Witchcraft, Magic, and the Occult." in Rifor-