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The Salem Witch Trials [infographic

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

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When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.

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The Best Books About the Salem Witch Trials

Wonders of the Invisible World by Cotton Mather was the first book ever published on the Salem Witch Trials

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Things You Might Not Know About: The Salem Witch Trials

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10 little known facts about the Salem Witch Trials.

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33 Shocking Facts That Will Change How You Picture History

The citizens found guilty during the Salem witch trials were not actually burned at the stake. They were hanged.

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Discovery Education provides students with an interactive site that contains various additional resources and information to enrich the users background knowledge of the Salem Witch Trials. The site also includes teacher tips for incorporating this activity into a lesson. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7

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