In the winter of 1692, several girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts came down with a strange illness. When their fits and strange behavior were determined to be the result of witchcraft, terror spread through the Puritan village. The girls named many women and a few men as witches. During trials, they claimed the spirit of the accused witch was torturing them. Nineteen people were found guilty and hanged before the goverr decided that stories of invisible spirits would t count as proof of guilt anymore. This book explores what primed Salem for its witchcraft fever, key people, and the events of the Salem Witch Trials.
Laura Hamilton Waxman
Date of Publication
Children's General Non-Fiction
Six Questions of American History (Hardcover)
Country of Publication
black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps