Books by John Demos

PURITAN GIRL, MOHAWK GIRL by John Demos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A one-sided account. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
From Puritan to Mohawk. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 18, 2014

"A slow-building saga that delivers a powerful final wallop."
A carefully constructed study—featuring a chilling denouement—of the disruptive effects of "civilizing" mission work among indigenous peoples. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Timely and provocative, with case studies and conclusions that are sure to come as news to most nonspecialist readers."
Of Satan's imps, wasting sicknesses and mass hysteria: a careful account of the occult and its discontents from ancient days to the present. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1994

From an obscure and isolated event, Demos (History/Yale), a Bancroft Prize-winning historian (Entertaining Satan, not reviewed) explodes the easy oppositions between Christian and savage, Indian and white, nature and civilization—oppositions on which the narrative of colonial American history has traditionally been built. Read full book review >