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Seven of the Best New England Hoaxes

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The worst thing about the many hoaxes played upon New Englanders throughout history? How many people fell for them. Though many hoaxes worked because of their victims’ greed, some were so preposterous it's hard to understand how anyone could fall ...

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Black Sheep: The Rev. John Cotton Jr. Story

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Is black sheep a fair description of Rev. John Cotton Jr.? His father, after all, condoned casting Anne Hutchinson out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, branded as a heretic. And his nephew Cotton Mather famously celebrated the Salem Witch Trials. ...

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