What Were the Salem Witch Trials?

What Were the Salem Witch Trials?

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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.
Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2015]
ISBN: 9781480675483
9780448479057
Characteristics: 106 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Putra, Dede (Illustrator)
Contents: What were the Salem Witch Trials?
Betty and Abigail
Witches
Questions
Tituba
Witch hunt
Trials
Punishment
Fortune-telling
Why?
Afterword
Timelines
Bibliography.
Summary: 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.

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