The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials

by Gail B. Stewart




America was founded as a New World haven from tyranny and persecution. Yet slavery was accepted-and legal-in parts of America until the 1860s. The Understanding American History series portrays the many sides of America, depicting both its shining moments and its darker hours. The series strives to help readers achieve a wider understanding and appreciation of the American experience and to encourage further investigation into America's evolving character and founding principles. Primary and secondary source quotes bring historical events to life. A visual chronology, source notes, bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601522825
Publisher: ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Understanding American History Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1260L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Important Events of the Salem Witch Trials 6

Introduction: The Denning Characteristics of the Salem Witch Trials 8

Chapter 1 What Conditions Led to the Salem Witch Trials? 12

Chapter 2 Murmurs and Accusations 25

Chapter 3 The Hearings Begin 39

Chapter 4 Trials and Punishments 53

Chapter 5 What Is the Legacy of the Salem Witch Trials? 66

Source Notes 81

Important People of the Salem Witch Trials 86

For Further Research 88

Index 90

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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