American History: The Salem Witch Trials: A Crisis in Puritan New England, 1st Edition

  • Tanya Dellaccio
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560408
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560406
  • DDC: 133.430974
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Setting the Scene: A Timeline.
Introduction: A History Based on False Accusations.
1: The Strong Beliefs That Led to Chaos.
2: A Blind Following.
3: Public Accusations Lead to Questioning.
4: The Witches' Fate.
5: Tunnel Vision.
6: Skepticism Leads to the End.
Epilogue: Remembering the Trials.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.