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Witch-hunt : mysteries of the Salem witch trials

Guided Reading Level: 

N
Witch Hunt Mysteries

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Aronson,Marc

Source:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, p.272 (2003)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr KFM2478.8 .W5 A76 200

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/6716072

Keywords:

Juvenile materials, Salem (Mass.)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775, Trials (Witchcraft)--Massachusetts--Salem, Trials (Witchcraft)--Massachusetts--Salem--History--17th century--Juvenile literature, Witchcraft--Massachusetts--Salem

Abstract:

Contents: Of dark forests and midnight thoughts -- Boston, 1688 : the possession of the Goodwin children -- Two Salem families, 1641-1692 -- Two mysteries -- The mysteries end and the hearings begin -- The accuser: Ann Putnam, Jr. -- The one and the many -- From hearings to trials -- The man in black -- Choosing death with a quiet conscience -- That no more innocent blood be shed -- A great delusion of Satan.; Summary: What happened in Salem? Sifting through the facts, myths, half-truths, misinterpretations and theories the book presents a vivid narrative of one of the mysteries of American history.

Notes:

Lexile measure 1180; Ages 12-18; Grade level 10.0; General non-fiction