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What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?) by [Joan Holub, Who HQ, Dede Putra]

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Joan Holub is the author of "What Was the First Thanksgiving?," "What Was the Gold Rush?," and other "Who Was...?" titles, including "Who Was Marco Polo?" and "Who Was Babe Ruth? "She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. --This text refers to the library edition.

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What Were the Salem Witch Trials?

In the winter of 1692, trouble came to the village of Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Witch trouble!

Suddenly, two girls got a strange illness. Their bodies twitched and shuddered. They spoke nonsense and seemed to be choking. They said they were being pinched and poked by something invisible. Soon more girls in Salem began acting strangely, too. If this was an illness, no one could find a cure.

Some villagers thought it might be the work of witches! Witches were serious stuff in the New England colonies. Scary stuff. Many people believed witches were real and that they wanted to hurt people. A hunt began in Salem to catch and punish the witches who were making the girls sick. But who were the witches? Could they be neighbors? Family members? Frightened villagers panicked. They pointed fingers at one another and cried, “Witch!”

Over the next ten months, about two hundred people in Salem Village and surrounding areas were accused of witchcraft. Most were women. A few were children. Almost all went to jail. There were trials. There were hangings. Innocent people were convicted of witchcraft and killed. It was horrible! For a while, it seemed there would be no end to this awful time. But eventually, the witch hunt did stop and so did the trials.

So, what was really going on in Salem in 1692?

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B00SA5KI90
  • Publisher : Penguin Workshop (August 11, 2015)
  • Publication date : August 11, 2015
  • Language : English
  • File size : 44449 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 114 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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