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William and Mary Quarterly

Third Series, Volume LXV
July 2008

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“Salem Possessed in Retrospect,”

By Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum

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Boyer, Figure 3

Figure IX

Fall 1972: the carbon copy of a letter from Boyer and Nissenbaum to Max Hall, their Harvard University Press editor, dated November 7 (and marked“2:45 a.m.” at the bottom!), accompanying some last-minute revisions of the first chapter and expressing their belief “that the book, for better or worse, is just about as strong as we can make it.”