By Peggy Saari
This attention-grabbing and informative resource covers the heritage of witchcraft within the usa from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts in the course of the colonial interval to trendy day fans of Wicca. The six chapters current tales of accused witches in American colonies prior to 1692 and the occasions top as much as the Salem witch trials, together with the tragic aftermath. The thirteen basic resource records comprise excerpts from trial transcripts, diary entries, public notices and extra. Ten biographical essays spotlight well-liked figures regarding the Salem witch trials and contain: Robert Calef -- critic of the Salem trials Rachel Clinton -- accused of witchcraft Nathaniel Hawthorne -- novelist Rebecca Towne Nurse -- accomplished as a witch Tituba -- slave and accused chief of the Salem witch ring and so forth
Also incorporated are fifty five photographs, sidebars, thesaurus, timeline, resources for extra research and a subject matter index.