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American Legends: The Salem Witch Trials [Kindle Edition]

Charles River Editors
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*Includes descriptions of the trials and executions of the accused.
*Includes testimony from some of the cases and the petitions of some of the accused asking for clemency.
*Includes pictures depicting important people, places, and events.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

"More than once it has been said, too, that the Salem witchcraft was the rock on which the theocracy shattered." – George Lincoln Burr

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

The sleepy town of Salem, Massachusetts was not unlike every other small village that dotted the countryside around Boston until 1692, when religious authorities held a series of hearings accusing dozens of people of witchcraft across a handful of towns outside of Boston, including Ipswich and Andover. However, since the most notorious trials were held in Salem, they have been known ever since as the Salem Witch Trials.

Today the Salem Witch Trials are often remembered as being a relic of a superstitious past, and Salem has transformed itself into a tourist haven and Halloween destination by capitalizing off the Salem Witch trials. But it was deadly serious in 1692, when 19 men and women found themselves taken to “Gallows Hill” and hanged for being witches. Another man who was over 80 years old was pressed to death for refusing to be tried for witchcraft. And from February 1692 - May 1693, hundreds of others were accused of witchcraft, and dozens of them were imprisoned for months until the mass hysteria finally died down.

The Salem Witch Trials are still taught to American schoolchildren, but much of the context is removed from the narrative, and important questions are often never posed. How did the Salem Witch Trials go on for over a year? Why did it happen in Salem? Why were the condemned people accused of witchcraft? American Legends: The Salem Witch Trials chronicles the history that led up to the infamous trials, and the legends and myths surrounding them. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Salem Witch Trials like you never have before, in no time at all.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1407 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009CI7DEW
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Complete tripe 13 Dec. 2012
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Do not buy this product even if it is free.I have just wasted some of my life on this rubbish.All it is , is transcripts of the trial in old English and letters written by various figures in the same vain. There is a cast of characters that wouldn't be out of place in "War and Peace. Finally intersperced between all this is a commentary that you could easily find on Wikapeadia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short primer on the Salem witch trials 21 Oct. 2012
By Frances Adams Cobbler - Published on
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I've always loved history and been fastinated by this subject matter. Nothing I didn't know already but quick re-read here at Halloween. I loved reading it on my Kindle.

Makes you wonder what really went on!
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a Review of the book but a tiny look at two of the accused. 5 Jan. 2015
By arkynana - Published on
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I have not read this book but would like to as I have learned that two of my ancestors were accused in these trials. Both were ridiculous made up charges by the young girls. My 9th great grandfather, Thomas Farrar 1617-1694 was sent to prison in Boston
on May 18, 1692 and later released. His "crime" was apparently his looks and the girls claimed he wanted them to write in his book.
Seventh great grandmother Susannah Roots "crime" seems like it might have been something related to Alzeheimers. She too was transported to jail in Boston nothing further has been learned.
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 18 Feb. 2014
By Lenni Colmenero - Published on
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it would work well for anyone trying to get a small taste a what went on during the witch trials.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 6 Sept. 2013
By Sarah Lebsock - Published on
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I loved the Salem witch trials is my favorite story in American history I honestly think it's a gruesome story
3.0 out of 5 stars Very informational 9 Aug. 2013
By shiera smiley - Published on
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Has the same evidence as shown on the discovery channel, kind of difficult to read as a lot of it is letters written in old puritan old English. It does have a lot of facts.
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