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During the summer of 1692, nineteen women and men from a small Massachusetts village were carted out to a hill near town to be hanged as witches, while hundreds more stood accused. What brought the paranoid fear of supernatural evil into the hearts of Salem’s citizens and why did they suddenly begin to accuse each other of consorting with the devil? And why, by the end of the same year, did the accusers confessed they had been “sadly deluded and mistaken” in their judgment?
BIBLIOGRAPHY (All titles available at KPL)
Emerson Baker, A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience.
Mary Beth Norton, In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692.
Marilynne Roach, Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
Marilynne Roach, The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege.
Stacy Schiff, The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem.
Also try: Unobscured—season 1, a 12 episode Podcast by Aaron Mahnke.