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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Salem Witch Hunt, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Decades after witch-hunting had begun to die down in Europe, North America was about to witness its bloodiest witch hunt in history. The Massachusetts of 1692 was a very different one to the state we know today. Populated by colonists, many of them a If you want to discover the captivating history of the Salem Witch Hunt, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Decades after witch-hunting had begun to die down in Europe, North America was about to witness its bloodiest witch hunt in history. The Massachusetts of 1692 was a very different one to the state we know today. Populated by colonists, many of them a generation or less from life in an England bathed in religious turmoil, Massachusetts was not the safe haven that the fleeing Puritans had hoped it would be. Persecuted for their faith in Europe, the Puritans had pictured a kind of utopia founded on biblical principles. They saw the New World as a new beginning, a kind of second chance for humanity. It would be only 72 years after the arrival of the Mayflower that the events in Salem would make it blatantly obvious that humanity had already blown it again. This is not the story of the trials. This is the story of its people. This is not an attempt to explain the events of 1692. It is an attempt to bring to life the victims who died so unjustly. In this book, we will walk side by side with the destitute Sarah Good as she realizes that after having lost all she owns, her reputation, her baby, and even her life will still be taken from her. We stand at the bar with Rebecca Nurse, a sweet little old lady who is sentenced to hang for what she must have perceived to be the most heinous of crimes. We witness George Burroughs at the gallows, a former minister now condemned to die for his supposed alliance with Satan, as he delivers a speech so stirring that it takes quick thinking from his enemies to prevent the crowd from rushing forth to cut him down. We feel our own breaths catching as we watch the cruel and greedy Sheriff George Corwin piling rocks onto the fragile eighty-year-old body of Giles Corey, who is determined to die without entering a plea so that his sons will still get the inheritance he promised them. We will walk through this history in the footprints of those who suffered the hardest in it. The Salem witch hunt and trials killed many and ruined the lives of countless others. And this is their story. In The Salem Witch Hunt: A Captivating Guide to the Hunt and Trials of People Accused of Witchcraft in Colonial Massachusetts, you will discover topics such as Witches in Europe Salem Strange Afflictions The Affliction of Elizabeth Hubbard The Confession of Tituba Fuel on the Fire The Madness Intensifies The Reverend in League with the Devil The First Casualty Hanging A Bid for Mercy The Reverend Hangs Crushed Eight Innocent Firebrands Glimmers of Sense Not Guilty The Last Casualty Life After the Trials The Second Salem Remembering Salem And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the Salem Witch Hunt, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!


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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Salem Witch Hunt, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Decades after witch-hunting had begun to die down in Europe, North America was about to witness its bloodiest witch hunt in history. The Massachusetts of 1692 was a very different one to the state we know today. Populated by colonists, many of them a If you want to discover the captivating history of the Salem Witch Hunt, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Decades after witch-hunting had begun to die down in Europe, North America was about to witness its bloodiest witch hunt in history. The Massachusetts of 1692 was a very different one to the state we know today. Populated by colonists, many of them a generation or less from life in an England bathed in religious turmoil, Massachusetts was not the safe haven that the fleeing Puritans had hoped it would be. Persecuted for their faith in Europe, the Puritans had pictured a kind of utopia founded on biblical principles. They saw the New World as a new beginning, a kind of second chance for humanity. It would be only 72 years after the arrival of the Mayflower that the events in Salem would make it blatantly obvious that humanity had already blown it again. This is not the story of the trials. This is the story of its people. This is not an attempt to explain the events of 1692. It is an attempt to bring to life the victims who died so unjustly. In this book, we will walk side by side with the destitute Sarah Good as she realizes that after having lost all she owns, her reputation, her baby, and even her life will still be taken from her. We stand at the bar with Rebecca Nurse, a sweet little old lady who is sentenced to hang for what she must have perceived to be the most heinous of crimes. We witness George Burroughs at the gallows, a former minister now condemned to die for his supposed alliance with Satan, as he delivers a speech so stirring that it takes quick thinking from his enemies to prevent the crowd from rushing forth to cut him down. We feel our own breaths catching as we watch the cruel and greedy Sheriff George Corwin piling rocks onto the fragile eighty-year-old body of Giles Corey, who is determined to die without entering a plea so that his sons will still get the inheritance he promised them. We will walk through this history in the footprints of those who suffered the hardest in it. The Salem witch hunt and trials killed many and ruined the lives of countless others. And this is their story. In The Salem Witch Hunt: A Captivating Guide to the Hunt and Trials of People Accused of Witchcraft in Colonial Massachusetts, you will discover topics such as Witches in Europe Salem Strange Afflictions The Affliction of Elizabeth Hubbard The Confession of Tituba Fuel on the Fire The Madness Intensifies The Reverend in League with the Devil The First Casualty Hanging A Bid for Mercy The Reverend Hangs Crushed Eight Innocent Firebrands Glimmers of Sense Not Guilty The Last Casualty Life After the Trials The Second Salem Remembering Salem And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the Salem Witch Hunt, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

30 review for The Salem Witch Hunt: A Captivating Guide to the Hunt and Trials of People Accused of Witchcraft in Colonial Massachusetts

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Konet

    Again, I am addicted to Captivating History series. It was good to revisit the horrors of the Salem Witch Trials and the people who were accused and killed unfairly. I learned a lot about the backgrounds of each person who was important in the trials and why were there supposedly guilty. At the time, many people were leaving many parts of Europe for religious persecution and going to America seemed like a way out and it was for awhile... until people started dying mysteriously. It was too easy t Again, I am addicted to Captivating History series. It was good to revisit the horrors of the Salem Witch Trials and the people who were accused and killed unfairly. I learned a lot about the backgrounds of each person who was important in the trials and why were there supposedly guilty. At the time, many people were leaving many parts of Europe for religious persecution and going to America seemed like a way out and it was for awhile... until people started dying mysteriously. It was too easy to blame these deaths and sudden illnesses on outsiders. Highly recommended and free for Amazon Prime members!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    I had heard about the Salem witch trials all my life but I had no idea they were like this. It was appalling though the more I read history the less shocking stories like this become. It was interesting that so many of the persons involved on both sides of these trials were connected with Harvard College (Samuel Parris, George Burroughs, Cotton & Increase Mather, Horace Gray, and William Stoughton). In the few pages there were to communicate the story I thought it did a decent job of covering the I had heard about the Salem witch trials all my life but I had no idea they were like this. It was appalling though the more I read history the less shocking stories like this become. It was interesting that so many of the persons involved on both sides of these trials were connected with Harvard College (Samuel Parris, George Burroughs, Cotton & Increase Mather, Horace Gray, and William Stoughton). In the few pages there were to communicate the story I thought it did a decent job of covering the salient details of the persons, places, and atmosphere of the events.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Paige Realmuto

    Definitely a quick, fun, and easy way to learn more about the Salem witch hunt/trials that I have always found fascinating. The book tells the story about the different victims and why they may have been targeted, as well as possible explanations for the “fits” of the afflicted and the aftermath of the trials both in Salem and the United States. One of my favorite little tidbits was learning that there was an important father and son team with the names Increase and Cotton.

  4. 4 out of 5

    DOUGLAS J BERRY

    Depressing. Captivating history freebie. These histories are accurate and give you a quick look at historical events. This book looks at the Salem witch trials. I live in Massachusetts near salem. It is quite depressing to think that these people good on each other with so little reason and no real evidence. Jane swift, a governer of Massachusetts in the mid 2000's finally signed paperwork to put this to rest. Depressing. Captivating history freebie. These histories are accurate and give you a quick look at historical events. This book looks at the Salem witch trials. I live in Massachusetts near salem. It is quite depressing to think that these people good on each other with so little reason and no real evidence. Jane swift, a governer of Massachusetts in the mid 2000's finally signed paperwork to put this to rest.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Carie Lawrence

    Very good read! Quick, easy to read, and full of information about specific figures in the Salem Witch trials. I was hoping for more information on the Wilkins family who played a big part in the trials as well but no mention of them. Great book, still, and would recommend for anyone who liked history and history on persecution of witches.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    A very good read if you are interested in the history of the Salem Witch Trials. I've recently found links back to several individuals (on both sides) in my family tree, so this was one of the books I started reading in my quest to learn more. It's a very "human" retelling of the story, rather than just dry historical reading. A very good read if you are interested in the history of the Salem Witch Trials. I've recently found links back to several individuals (on both sides) in my family tree, so this was one of the books I started reading in my quest to learn more. It's a very "human" retelling of the story, rather than just dry historical reading.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lena

    I've never read any other books about the Salem witch hunt so this book was interesting. I know there were witch hunts in Sweden too where I grew up but apart from learning about it in school, I've not read anything about it. I've never read any other books about the Salem witch hunt so this book was interesting. I know there were witch hunts in Sweden too where I grew up but apart from learning about it in school, I've not read anything about it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Conley

    Wish that it was laid out a little more clearly. I felt like in was constantly reading lists of names and had to keep redirecting my focus. Enjoyed the stories, just wish they were separated a little more.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Marsha Iddings

    This was a thought provoking book for me. It’s a study on human behavior. Nothing in human behavior has changed in all these years.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mandy Peterson

    Explains how a population can be overtaken by fanaticism and madness

  11. 5 out of 5

    Keith

    A great summary of the witch trials for those just getting familiar with what took place, the names and potential motivations involved.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Stefanie

    Another fun KindleUnlimited find! These “Captivating History” books are easy to read and very informative. Will definitely be reading more.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    Unnecessary backstory on some people involved. As a whole it was short.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    More books on the witch trials. Honestly these books are starting to run together for me. I gain something from each one though.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Denise

    History This takes you back in time to see how and why the witch trials were held. Many interesting facts and ideas

  16. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Perfect length and dive The depth of the book was perfect for me. Read it on a trip to Salem this fall . The book tells you what you need to know with no fluff or repetition.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Crawford

    One of the darkest periods in early American history were the Salem Witch Hunts. Remember at this time in our history there was virtually no widely-known scientific principles. Superstition and religious bigotry were widespread. There was also no knowledge of mental health issues. There was, though, typical greed and desire for power. All this and other factors worked together to set up a situation where, at first, young girls could make accusations against adults that they were using their 'witc One of the darkest periods in early American history were the Salem Witch Hunts. Remember at this time in our history there was virtually no widely-known scientific principles. Superstition and religious bigotry were widespread. There was also no knowledge of mental health issues. There was, though, typical greed and desire for power. All this and other factors worked together to set up a situation where, at first, young girls could make accusations against adults that they were using their 'witch powers' to harm them. The problem grew and grew until it ended up in the 'courts' of the time. The legal system at the time was also very primitive. People could be arrested and held for months in jail awaiting trial without any consultation with lawyers. The exact cause that led to the first accusations is unknown. It could have been some kind of fungal thing, perhaps conscious or unconscious vindictive drives in the accusers or perhaps some kind of conspiracy to get money and land from those convicted of being witches. The book goes into these things and the first trials which were not in America. In Germany hundreds died and in England some 500 were killed for being witches. The book estimates that some 40,000 people were killed on the charge of witchcraft. (This is among the lower numbers that I have found. Some books speculate that many, many more were killed, perhaps in the millions.) The book goes into information on the accusers, those accused, the difficulties between the Catholics and the Protestants, the role of Henry VIII, Salem Town vs. Salem Village, the use of spectral evidence and the ones that were killed by being hung, pressed or dying in prison. It's a well done book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    This is a good rehashing of what occurred to the people involved in the Salem Witch Trials, from the victims to Judge Hathorne and Sheriff George Corwin. Well written, it shows the level of research when little known tidbits are also added to the narrative. I was engrossed in this book, probably because I’ve read just about everything I could about this dark period or our history. There’s plenty of links listed at the end of the book for you to continue on with your research. This is a short boo This is a good rehashing of what occurred to the people involved in the Salem Witch Trials, from the victims to Judge Hathorne and Sheriff George Corwin. Well written, it shows the level of research when little known tidbits are also added to the narrative. I was engrossed in this book, probably because I’ve read just about everything I could about this dark period or our history. There’s plenty of links listed at the end of the book for you to continue on with your research. This is a short book, but there is a lot of information and history packed into the pages. I was given an ARC of this title and this is my honest and voluntary review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne Reed

    Remember the innocent victims I found this book to be very compelling. So many innocent people, from unborn babies to the aged, men and women, poor or rich, slave or free, were put to death on the whim of teenage girls. The author of the book must have researched many documents, wills, court reports, etc. because there was so much detail about the victims. I did not know much about the trials in Sale and this book filled so many gaps. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the early histo Remember the innocent victims I found this book to be very compelling. So many innocent people, from unborn babies to the aged, men and women, poor or rich, slave or free, were put to death on the whim of teenage girls. The author of the book must have researched many documents, wills, court reports, etc. because there was so much detail about the victims. I did not know much about the trials in Sale and this book filled so many gaps. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the early history of America.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Igor

    Reasonable summary. Interesting how the US deal with this sad and reveling case. In my country, Brazil, we did not have the inquisition here. But all accusers were sent to Portugal to be 'judged'. We do no hear much mention about those atrocities. No details. No names. Family relations and so on. Very disturbing. It is no coincidence that my country, despite being the biggest Catholic society, is so violent and unfair. Something is not working very well here. Reasonable summary. Interesting how the US deal with this sad and reveling case. In my country, Brazil, we did not have the inquisition here. But all accusers were sent to Portugal to be 'judged'. We do no hear much mention about those atrocities. No details. No names. Family relations and so on. Very disturbing. It is no coincidence that my country, despite being the biggest Catholic society, is so violent and unfair. Something is not working very well here.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Spencer Andrews

    Buyer beware: this is more historical fiction than it is a history book. It's a fine read as a historical fiction, but considering the frequent embellishments, claims without citations, and a reference section that appears to be mostly personal blogs and Wikipedia, it's not exactly a good history book. As an enjoyable read, I'd give it an 7/10. As a book that purports to explain and teach a period of history, I'd give it a 1. Know before you buy. Buyer beware: this is more historical fiction than it is a history book. It's a fine read as a historical fiction, but considering the frequent embellishments, claims without citations, and a reference section that appears to be mostly personal blogs and Wikipedia, it's not exactly a good history book. As an enjoyable read, I'd give it an 7/10. As a book that purports to explain and teach a period of history, I'd give it a 1. Know before you buy.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ellie Sian

    I enjoyed this and the style in which is was written but in the pursuit of being brief I think it probably lacked some of the detail that would have made it more interesting. Due to the number of parties involved and the similarities of the names I found it a little confusing to follow what was happening to who at what point however history is what it is the author can't change that. I enjoyed this and the style in which is was written but in the pursuit of being brief I think it probably lacked some of the detail that would have made it more interesting. Due to the number of parties involved and the similarities of the names I found it a little confusing to follow what was happening to who at what point however history is what it is the author can't change that.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Judith

    Good Factual History. I found this to be very enlightening. I liked the facts it presented. I wish more of the names of those arrested but released, we're revealed. I am looking for more info on my Farrington ancestor who was accused. Good Factual History. I found this to be very enlightening. I liked the facts it presented. I wish more of the names of those arrested but released, we're revealed. I am looking for more info on my Farrington ancestor who was accused.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Elliott

    Witches Extremely interesting saga of the trials of people held to be witches in Salem in the late 1600's. Factual account. Horrendous as it develops. My only complaint - not long enough. Witches Extremely interesting saga of the trials of people held to be witches in Salem in the late 1600's. Factual account. Horrendous as it develops. My only complaint - not long enough.

  25. 4 out of 5

    George Howard

    excellent book. well researched.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Honey Hansford

    Great read Great read. Look forward to reading many more. I am glad I found this series of books to read. Thanks.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Shanka (Shannon) Boudreau

  28. 5 out of 5

    Barb.hegman.7facebook.com

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Williford

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

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