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Witchcraft in early Maryland

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photo: witch cavorting with demon and goat "Midnight Believer" from “The Devil in Britain & America” 1896 /Flickr/Creative Commons

Early settlers of Maryland were wary of (and not always kind to) those they suspected of practicing witchcraft. 

Ric Cottom came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.
Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program The Signal from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries. She taught audio production at Goucher College and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. The Weekly Reader is her latest project.