Salem Witchcraft Trials in American History

Salem Witchcraft Trials in American History

by David K. Fremon
     
 
Author David K. Fremon examines the controversial period in colonial America during which mass hysteria led to a series of outrageous trials that resulted in the conviction and execution of twenty people for supposedly practicing witchcraft, and the imprisonment of one hundred fifty others on charges of being witches. Highlighting the key people and events involved,

Overview

Author David K. Fremon examines the controversial period in colonial America during which mass hysteria led to a series of outrageous trials that resulted in the conviction and execution of twenty people for supposedly practicing witchcraft, and the imprisonment of one hundred fifty others on charges of being witches. Highlighting the key people and events involved, Fremon explains the unique circumstances that existed in colonial Massachusetts and Salem Village at the time of the trials and considers many possible reasons for which the witchcraft trials may have occurred.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766011250
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
In American History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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