John Demos

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John Demos is the Samuel Knight Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. Demos was awarded the Bancroft Prize for his 1982 book, Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. His most recent work, Circles and Lines: The Shape of Life in Early America, discusses how colonial Americans viewed their life experiences. 

Articles by this Contributor

August/September 1978

October/November 1986

Had Thomas Morton raised his maypole anywhere but next door to the Pilgrims, history and legend probably would have no record of him, his town, or his “lascivious” revels

February/march 1993

One terrible night came to symbolize the whole struggle for supremacy on the North American continent

November/December 2004