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What Were the Salem Witch Trials?
by Joan Holub and Dede Putra


Overview - Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins. With no scientific explanation available, the residents of Salem came to one conclusion: it was witchcraft Over the next year and a half, nineteen people were convicted of witchcraft and hanged while more languished in prison as hysteria swept the colony. Author Joan Holub gives readers and inside look at this sinister chapter in history.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780448479057
  • ISBN-10: 0448479052
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 112
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12

Series: What Was...?

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical

 
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