Marion L. Starkey

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Marion Lena Starkey (April 13, 1901 – December 18, 1991) was an American author of a number of history books. After working as a newspaper editor for the Saugus Herald and an English professor, she became a full-time writer. She began writing as a child, but did not take up writing full-time for many years. Her books include: The Tall Man from Boston, The Visionary Girls: Witchcraft in Salem Village, Cherokee Nation, The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry into the Salem Witch Trials, Land Where Our Fathers Died, Striving to Make It My Home, Congregational Way and The First Plantation: A History of Hampton and Elizabeth City County, Virginia, 1607-1887.