The Salem Witch Trials Reader

The Salem Witch Trials Reader
Author: Frances Hill
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780786748389
Available:
Release: 2009-06-16
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Against the backdrop of a Puritan theocracy threatened by change, in a population terrified not only of eternal damnation but of the earthly dangers of Indian massacres and recurrent smallpox epidemics, a small group of girls denounces a black slave and others as worshipers of Satan. Within two years, twenty men and women are hanged or pressed to death and over a hundred others imprisoned and impoverished. In The Salem Witch Trials Reader, Frances Hill provides and astutely comments upon the actual documents from the trial--examinations of suspected witches, eyewitness accounts of "Satanic influence," as well as the testimony of those who retained their reason and defied the madness. Always drawing on firsthand documents, she illustrates the historical background to the witchhunt and shows how the trials have been represented, and sometimes distorted, by historians--and how they have fired the imaginations of poets, playwrights, and novelists. For those fascinated by the Salem witch trials, this is compelling reading and the sourcebook.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Marilynne K. Roach
Pages: 688
ISBN: 1589791320
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Release: 2004
Editor: Taylor Trade Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Salem Witch Trials is based on over twenty-five years of archival research--including the author's discovery of previously unknown documents--newly found cases and court records. From January 1692 to January 1697 this history unfolds a nearly day-by-day narrative of the crisis as the citizens of New England experienced it.

Salem Witch Trials Reader

Salem Witch Trials Reader
Author: Frances Hill
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0605215219
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Release: 2000-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Alice Ray and the Salem Witch Trials

Alice Ray and the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Shannon Knudsen
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780761372554
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Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Millbrook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1692, four young girls from the Puritan town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, began acting strangely. They threw fits and cried out. They claimed that the spirits of some townspeople were hurting them. These townspeople were accused of witchcraft and put on trial. The punishment was hanging. When a poor woman and her five-year-old daughter were named as witches, Alice Ray knew it couldn t be true. She believed they were innocent. But what could a young girl like Alice do to help? Would she be brave enough to stand up for what she knew was right? In the back of this book, you ll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader s theater performance of this adventure. At our companion website www.lerneresource.com you can download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make your reader s theater performance a success.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Kristin Marciniak
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781624317217
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Cherry Lake
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book relays the factual details of the Salem witch trials that took place in colonial Massachusetts in the late 1600s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a minister, an accused witch, and an accuser. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Nancy Ohlin
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781499805048
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Salem Witch Trials! When people think about the Salem Witch Trials, things like witchcraft and the Puritans may come to mind. But what were the trials all about, and were people really practicing witchcraft? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from how the craze started to what happened at the trials, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how most of the accused were from outside of Salem, Massachusetts, and how even animals were accused of witchcraft! The unique details along with the clever and humorous interior illustrations make this series stand out from the competition.

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt
Author: Marc Aronson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781416903154
Available:
Release: 2005-08-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sifting through the facts, myths, and half-truths surrounding the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, a historian draws on primary sources to explore the events of that time.

What Were the Salem Witch Trials

What Were the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Joan Holub,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780698412347
Available:
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins. With no scientific explanation available, the residents of Salem came to one conclusion: it was witchcraft! Over the next year and a half, nineteen people were convicted of witchcraft and hanged while more languished in prison as hysteria swept the colony. Author Joan Holub gives readers and inside look at this sinister chapter in history.

Salem Witchcraft

Salem Witchcraft
Author: Charles Wentworth Upham
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:32044024589111
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Release: 1867
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Delusion of Satan

A Delusion of Satan
Author: Frances Hill
Pages: 173
ISBN: 9781618031143
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Release: 2014-07-09
Editor: Tantor eBooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Geoff Williams is a freelance journalist who regularly writes for U.S. News & World Report and has written for numerous other publications, including CNNMoney.com, Life and Reuters. He is also the author of Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever. He lives with his two daughters in Loveland, Ohio.

Deliverance From Evil

Deliverance From Evil
Author: Frances Hill
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781468300833
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Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deliverance from Evil brings to life the Salem witch trials, one of the most uncanny times in our nation's history. Young girls in trances pointed out neighbors, leaders, relatives--over 150 people were arrested, with many hanged for their supposed sins. Frances Hill, author of A Delusion of Satan, brings her deep historical and political understanding together with her honed skills as a novelist to produce a picture of the trials both realistic and emotional. She has written an extraordinary and gripping novel of hysteria, power plays, and love in colonial America.

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781315509044
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Release: 2016-05-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event. It provides a much needed synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the subject, places the trials into the context of the Great European Witch-Hunt, and relates the events of 1692 to witch-hunting throughout seventeenth century New England. This complex and difficult subject is covered in a uniquely accessible manner that captures all the drama that surrounded the Salem witch trials. From beginning to end, the reader is carried along by the author’s powerful narration and mastery of the subject. While covering the subject in impressive detail, Bryan Le Beau maintains a broad perspective on events, and wherever possible, lets the historical characters speak for themselves. Le Beau highlights the decisions made by individuals responsible for the trials that helped turn what might have been a minor event into a crisis that has held the imagination of students of American history.

The Witches

The Witches
Author: Stacy Schiff
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780316200615
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Don Nardo,Tanya Dellaccio
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781534560406
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Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mass hysteria in the late 17th century led to trials of people suspected to be witches in Salem, Massachusetts. Anyone could be accused of causing mysterious maladies or unfortunate occurrences, such as the death of cattle. Readers discover important facts and captivating details about this fascinating time in American history. The dangers of leveling accusations without proof and succumbing to panic are discussed in this engaging text, which is supplemented with a fact-filled timeline, full-color photographs, and primary sources.

You Choose The Salem Witch Trials

You Choose  The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Matthew John Doeden
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1620650258
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Release: 2021
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The colony of Massachusetts in 1692 was a harsh place. Disease, hunger, and the threat of war made life stressful. Colonists clung to their religious faith and looked for someone to blame. Some accused their fellow colonists of causing the troubles through the practice of witchcraft. The hysteria spread until no one was safe. Will you: Attempt to defend yourself against charges of witchcraft? Try to keep your family together as your mother is put on trial? Accuse someone else of being a witch?

Who Were the Accused Witches of Salem

Who Were the Accused Witches of Salem
Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780761388265
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Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Lerner Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Answers frequently asked questions about the Salem Witch Trials, which left a mark on the United States justice system.

The Witchcraft Reader

The Witchcraft Reader
Author: Darren Oldridge
Pages: 470
ISBN: 9781351345231
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Release: 2019-09-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Witchcraft Reader offers a wide range of historical perspectives on the subject of witchcraft in a single, accessible volume, exploring the enduring hold that it has on human imagination. The witch trials of the late Middle Ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have inspired a huge and expanding scholarly literature, as well as an outpouring of popular representations. This fully revised and enlarged third edition brings together many of the best and most important works in the field. It explores the origins of witchcraft prosecutions in learned and popular culture, fears of an imaginary witch cult, the role of religious division and ideas about the Devil, the gendering of suspects, the making of confessions and the decline of witch beliefs. An expanded final section explores the various "revivals" and images of witchcraft that continue to flourish in contemporary Western culture. Equipped with an extensive introduction that foregrounds significant debates and themes in the study of witchcraft, providing the extracts with a critical context, The Witchcraft Reader is essential reading for anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.

Hunting for Witches Second Edition

Hunting for Witches  Second Edition
Author: Frances Hill
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1641941146
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Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Commonwealth Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating guidebook that reveals the true story of the Salem witch trials and describes more than fifty important sites you can visit today. This edition updates the original 2002 edition.

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice
Author: Kathleen Benner Duble
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1439107122
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Release: 2008-06-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the year 1692, life changes forever for ten-year-old Abigail Faulkner and her family. In Salem, Massachusetts, witches have been found, and widespread fear and panic reign mere miles from Abigail's home of Andover. When two girls are brought from Salem to identify witches in Andover, suspicion sweeps the town as well-respected members of the community are accused of witchcraft. It isn't long before chaos consumes Andover, and the Faulkners find themselves in the center of it all when friend turns themselves in the center of it all when friend turns against friend, neighbor against neighbor, in a desperate fight for the truth. At the heart of this gripping story are Abigail and her sister, Dorothy, who together must find a way to persevere during a period marked by terror, adversity, and ignorance. Told from Abigail's point of view and based on actual events in the author's own family histoy, The Sacrifice offers a unique perspective of the Salem witch trials by delving into the devestating effects the trials had not just in Salem but throughout Massachusetts.

Six Women of Salem

Six Women of Salem
Author: Marilynne K. Roach
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9780306822346
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Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials. By the end of the trials, beyond the twenty who were executed and the five who perished in prison, 207 individuals had been accused, 74 had been “afflicted,” 32 had officially accused their fellow neighbors, and 255 ordinary people had been inexorably drawn into that ruinous and murderous vortex, and this doesn't include the religious, judicial, and governmental leaders. All this adds up to what the Rev. Cotton Mather called “a desolation of names.” The individuals involved are too often reduced to stock characters and stereotypes when accuracy is sacrificed to indignation. And although the flood of names and detail in the history of an extraordinary event like the Salem witch trials can swamp the individual lives involved, individuals still deserve to be remembered and, in remembering specific lives, modern readers can benefit from such historical intimacy. By examining the lives of six specific women, Marilynne Roach shows readers what it was like to be present throughout this horrific time and how it was impossible to live through it unchanged.