October is here and so is spooky season!
This month we are highlighting resources on the Salem Witch Trials. These trials took place in Massachusetts between 1692-1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing “the Devil’s magic” and 20 were executed.
If you are interested in learning more about the Trials, check out the resources below.
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Display and bibliography developed by Kelsey Schmidt and Steve Liska.
Salem Witch Trials Resources
The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England. James Sharpe. BF1565 .S52 2000
Cotton Mather on Witchcraft: Being the Wonders of the Invisible World. BF1565 .M37 1991
The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry Into the Salem Witch Trials. Marion L. Starkey. BF1576 .S83 1950
Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. John Putnam Demos. BF1576 .D45 2004
A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. David C. Brown; photographs by the author. BF1576 .B76 1984
In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692. Mary Beth Norton. BF1575 .N67 2002
Judge Sewall’s Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of the American Conscience. Richard Francis. F67 .F73 2005
Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases, 1648-1706. George Lincoln Burr, editor. BF1575 .N37 1992
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt. Bernard Rosenthal, general editor. KFM2478.8.W5 R43 2009
Salem Witchcraft: With an Account of Salem Village and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects. Charles W. Upham; foreword by Brian F. Le Beau. BF1576 .U56 2000
Science and Justice: The Massachusetts Witchcraft Trials. Sanford J. Fox. KFM2478.8.W5 F69 1968
The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America. Gretchen A. Adams. BF1576 .A33 2008
A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience. Emerson W. Baker. KFM2478.8.W5 B35 2015
The Story of the Salem Witch Trials: “We Walked in Clouds and Could Not See Our Way”. Bryan F. Le Beau. KFM2478.8.W5 L43 1998
Witchcraft and Witch Trials: A History of English Witchcraft and Its Legal Perspectives, 1542 to 1736. Gregory Durston. KD371.W56 D87 2000
Witchcraft at Salem. Chadwick Hansen. BF1576 .H36 1969
Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy. Malcolm Gaskill. BF1581 .G37 2005
Witch Hunt: History of a Persecution. Nigel Cawthorne. BF1566.C38 2004