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Witchcraft Trials

Fear, Betrayal, and Death in Salem

Series: America's Living History

By Deborah Kent

In the winter of 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, a few teenage girls began suffering from a mysterious affliction. When the condition worsened, people in the village believed the devil must be at work. The afflicted girls made accusations of witchcraft, and the jails filled up with suspected witches. Before the Salem witch trials ended, nineteen innocent men and women had been executed. Author Deborah Kent examines this tragic period in American history, including a history of the belief in witchcraft, the trials in Salem, and their lasting legacy

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Reviews

"Primary sources and sidebars add valuable perspective."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2009

". . . an excellent overview of the events . . ."

South Sound Book Review Council, April 27, 2009

"A solid source for research and nonfiction readers."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2009

"The conversational text and lively pictures make the information high interest, while the sidebars throughout the text and the end matter including time line, glossary, index, suggestions for further reading and Internet resources, make this book a useful tool for research."

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