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Author Dellacio, Tanya, author.

Title The Salem witch trials : a crisis in Puritan New England / by Tanya Dellacio.

Publication Info. New York : Lucent Press, an imprint of Greenhaven Publishing, LLC, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Materials in Adult Department  YA133.4 DELLACCIO    Check Shelf
Description 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series American history
American history (Lucent Books)
Note "Portions of this book originally appeared in The Salem Witch Trials by Don Nardo"--Title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A history based on false accusations -- The strong beliefs that led to chaos -- A blind following -- Public accusations lead to questioning -- The witches' fate -- Tunnel vision -- Skepticism leads to the end -- Remembering the trials.
Summary 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. Black-and-White Photographs, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Index, Maps, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Timelines, Websites.
Subject Trials (Witchcraft) -- Massachusetts -- Salem.
Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 17th century.
Witch hunting -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 17th century.
Trials (Witchcraft) (OCoLC)fst01156425
Witch hunting. (OCoLC)fst01747420
Witchcraft. (OCoLC)fst01176327
Massachusetts -- Salem. (OCoLC)fst01205839
Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History.
Chronological Term 1600-1699
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 1534560394 (hardcover)
9781534560390 (hardcover)
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