In the Days of the Salem Witchcraft Trials

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 92 pages
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In 1692, only three generations after British colonists settled the New England shores, nineteen people were hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. How could this have happened? What kind of people were these who hanged their neighbors?
Marilynne Roach explores the world in which the trials took place, showing how the ordinary lives of people who sowed crops, made horseshoes, and played football formed the context for these extraordinary events.
 

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Contents

The Salem Witchcraft Trials
1
religion
7
The Invisible World
25
worldly Goods
35
Life Cycle
47
Making a Living
57
The Round of Time
66
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Marilynne K. Roach has written several nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, not far from Salem.

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