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Beyond the Burning Time
by Kathryn Lasky

Mary, her mother, and her brother Caleb live in Salem, Massachusetts, during the time of the Salem Witch Trials. When their mother is accused of practicing witchcraft, Mary and Caleb must decide whether their mother is innocent, and if she is, how they can help her escape before it is too late.

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In the Devil's Snare : The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
by Mary Beth Norton

In January 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, two young girls began to suffer from inexplicable fits. Seventeen months later, after legal action had been taken against 144 people-20 of them put to death-the ignominious Salem witchcraft trials finally came to an end.

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The Crucible : A Play in Four Acts
by Arthur Miller

Based on historical people and real events, Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism

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The House of the Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The sins of one generation are visited upon another in a haunted New England mansion until the arrival of a young woman from the country breathes new air into mouldering lives and rooms. Written shortly after The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables re-addresses the theme of human guilt in a style remarkable in both its descriptive virtuosity and its truly modern mix of fantasy and realism.

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The Salem Witch Trials : An Unsolved Mystery From History
by Jane Yolen

In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, witnessed one of the saddest and most inexplicable chapters in American history. When a group of girls came down with a horrible, mysterious bout of illness, the town doctor looked in his medical books but failed to find a reasonable diagnosis. Pretty soon everyone in town was saying the same thing: The girls were ill because they were under a spell, the spell of witchcraft!

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The Salem Witch Trials : How History Is Invented
by Lori Lee Wilson

Discusses the witchcraft trials in Salem in 1692, the events leading up to them, and how the trials have been viewed by different historians since then.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth Speare

Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met.

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Witch Child
by Celia Rees

In 1659, fourteen-year-old Mary Newbury keeps a journal of her voyage from England to the New World and her experiences living as a witch in a community of Puritans near Salem, Massachusetts.

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Witch-hunt : Mysteries Of The Salem Witch Trials
by Marc Aronson

What happened in Salem? Sifting through the facts, myths, half-truths, misinterpretations and theories the book presents a vivid narrative of one of the mysteries of American history.

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