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16 Books on the Salem Witch Trials to Kick Off Your Spooky Fall
This weekend marks the first execution of the Salem Witch Trials that took place years ago. Bridget Bishop, one of 19 people executed for witchcraft in the Massachusetts city, was already on her third husband by the time the witch trials began. As the assertive mistress of two taverns, she had developed a reputation for arguing with her husbands in public and had been known to throw a wild party or two at her establishments. They were right and a string of other convictions and executions followed hers before the hysteria came to an end in The burgeoning contemporary interest in witches, witchcraft, paganism, the occult, and their links to feminism and female power inspired our list of books on the subject of the Salem Witch Trials. Let us know your recommended reads on Facebook and Twitter.
Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum explored the lives of the women and men who helped spun the complex web of human passion that overrun the Salem Witch Trials. Thanks for voting! Please tell us why you like it! Please tell us why you don't like it! Thank you for sharing your experience! Your comment will be reviewed and published shortly.
Factual accounts and sources of information on the Salem Witch Trials of the late 17th century in Massachusetts Colony.
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It started with a prickling sensation on their skin. Then Abigail Williams, 11, and her cousin Betty Parris, 9, complained of feeling pinches and bites., To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes.
Hundreds of books have been written about the Salem Witch Trials since they first took place in This is despite the fact that in October of , Governor Phips ordered a publication ban on books discussing witchcraft and the Salem Witch Trials, fearing it would only fan the flames and incite more fear. The other ministers and various people involved in the Salem Witch Trials also published their own books and memoirs on the topic prior to the ban and in the years that followed. These books, along with the actual court records, are the primary sources on the trials and later become the main source material for contemporary books on the topic. In the 19th century, a renewed interest in history spurred a second wave of books on the trials, starting in with a book titled Salem Witchcraft by the former Salem mayor Charles W. Many of the primary sources are invaluable references, but, due to their age, they are a bit outdated and the dense language makes it hard for modern readers to get through. The books published since then, particularly in the 20th and 21st centuries, are much more accessible and easier for readers to understand and also offer a fresh, modern perspective on the trials.