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The Witchcraft of Salem Village (Landmark Books)

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Have you ever read about the Salem Witch Trials? Shirley Jackson's Witchcraft of Salem Village superbly chronicles how suspicion can transform a small and rigidly structured community. Landmark's history series has an incredible author and title list, but this one tops them all.
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Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba.  When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook a community to its foundations.  

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It began with nine girls. The year was 1692, and the girls lived in the little town of Salem Village, Massachusetts. Nearly every day they listened to a West Indian woman tell forbidden stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft. Soon the villagers noticed the girls acting strangely. When asked what was wrong, the girls blamed their behavior on witches! Before it was all over, one innocent person after another was tried, convicted, and hanged in one of the most horrifying episodes in American history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394891767
Author:
Jackson, Shirley
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
History - United States/State & Local
Subject:
Salem (Mass.) History.
Subject:
Salem
Subject:
Trials (Witchcraft) -- Massachusetts -- Salem.
Subject:
Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem.
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
history;witchcraft;american history;landmark;salem;salem witch trials;historical fiction;non-fiction;new england;fiction;massachusetts;us history;17th century;american;puritans;children
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Landmark Books (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2.36
Publication Date:
19870631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.56x5.38x.35 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 160 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780394891767 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Have you ever read about the Salem Witch Trials? Shirley Jackson's Witchcraft of Salem Village superbly chronicles how suspicion can transform a small and rigidly structured community. Landmark's history series has an incredible author and title list, but this one tops them all.

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"Synopsis" by , It began with nine girls. The year was 1692, and the girls lived in the little town of Salem Village, Massachusetts. Nearly every day they listened to a West Indian woman tell forbidden stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft. Soon the villagers noticed the girls acting strangely. When asked what was wrong, the girls blamed their behavior on witches! Before it was all over, one innocent person after another was tried, convicted, and hanged in one of the most horrifying episodes in American history.
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