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Condemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft is an historical fiction work by author Heather B. Moore, whose 10th great-grandmother Susannah Martin was hanged for witchcraft on July 19, 1692. Martin is remembered for her brave disdain of her accusers in court, and for her depiction by Reverend Cotton Mather as “one of the most impudent, scurrilous, wicked creatures of this world.” In Moore’s hands, Martin becomes a human being, a loving wife and mother, wrongly-accused and alone in her old age with no one to defend her. A beautifully-written, tragic romance. (paperback, 2017)
“Moore does a good job of illustrating her ancestor’s predicament. Susannah’s own words, from real-life trial records, are especially affecting … A relatable account of a shameful episode in American history.” -Kirkus Reviews