John Putnam Demos

John Putnam Demos is an American author and historian. He has written two books that discuss witch hunts and has discovered that one of his ancestors was John Putnam Senior, a member of the Putnam family that was prominent in the Salem witch trials.

Demos was awarded the prestigious Bancroft Prize for his book ''Entertaining Satan''. He was awarded the 1995 Francis Parkman Prize for his book ''The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story From Early America''.

He retired in December 2008 as the Samuel Knight Professor of History at Yale University.

Demos lives in Tyringham, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University.
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