There are hundreds of books published on the Salem witch trials. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.
SALEM WITCH TRIALS: The True Story Behind The Infamous Witch Trials of 1692 by Anna Revell
Publisher: Independently published
SALEM WITCH TRIALS: The True Story Behind The Infamous Witch Trials of 1692The belief in the supernatural, and its ability to harm an individual, had emerged in Europe in the 14th century. This sparked a series of witch trials across the continent. By the mid 17th century this trend was gradually dying out across much of Europe. However accusations of witchcraft, and the hysteria which accompanies such a case, would sporadically occur in some places such as the American Colonies up until the early 18th century. The most prominent example of this was the Salem Witch Trials, these occurred in Salem, New England between 1692 and 1693. This is the story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and the horrors surrounding this most famous of historical witch trials.
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French) by Maryse Condé
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
This wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later. Maryse Condé brings Tituba out of historical silence and creates for her a fictional childhood, adolescence, and old age. She turns her into what she calls "a sort of female hero, an epic heroine, like the legendary ‘Nanny of the maroons,’" who, schooled in the sorcery and magical ritual of obeah, is arrested for healing members of the family that owns her. CARAF Books:Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French This book has been supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agencY.
Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne K. Roach
Publisher: Da Capo Press
"What was it like to be there and, if you were lucky, to live through it? In a compelling combination of narrative and groundbreaking historical research, Salem Witch Trial scholar Marilynne K. Roach vividly brings the terrifying times to life while skillfully illuminating the lives of the accused, the accusers, and the afflicted."--Back cover.
The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege by Marilynne K. Roach
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
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.
The Door to Witchcraft: A New Witch's Guide to History, Traditions, and Modern-Day Spells by Tonya A. Brown
Publisher: Althea Press
Imagine a door between the world you know and a world where tradition, ritual, and the occult lie. The key to unlocking it is in your hands. Open it - and invite magic into your life. The Door To Witchcraft teaches new witches everything they need to know to start their witchcraft practice. From harnessing your psychic abilities, to manifesting your desires with timeless spells, this book guides you through every step of the magical process. Witchcraft Through The Ages: Learn the history and evolution of the craft up to the present day. Know The Traditions: Understand the techniques, rituals, and ceremonies that are available to you. Tap Into Your Powers: Decide what kind of witch you want to be and start practicing. Cast Spells: Manifest your intentions with spells for love, health, career, friends and famly, spiritual work and protection. - back cover.
The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane Yolen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, witnessed one of the saddest and most inexplicable chapters in American history. When a group of girls came down with a horrible, mysterious bout of illness, the town doctor looked in his medical books but failed to find a reasonable diagnosis. Pretty soon everyone in town was saying the same thing: The girls were ill because they were under a spell, the spell of witchcraft! And still, the question remains: Why did the hysteria occur? The townspeople had many things to worry about back then: smallpox, strife with the local Indians, a preacher demanding higher wages, and the division of land in the community. But did all of those problems justify a witch hunt? Become a detective as you read this true story, study the clues, and try to understand the hysteria! The Unsolved Mystery from History series is written by acclaimed author Jane Yolen and former private investigator Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple. This is an innovative history lesson that's sure to keep kids thinking throughout.
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