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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.
- 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
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 114 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #189,328 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Pros - The book has accurate stories, ranging from the beginning of the events to a closure of the hunts. The last few pages have photos, Some of which are some historical sites and portraits.
The Cons - It's exceeds a little over 100 pages of information. There's too many illustrations filling most of the pages, leaving little room for more details, historical characters, and events.
Love the info. Don't know how accurate it is but. Its a wonder how people believe in so many weird things and then punish each other for it as if they are any better.