The Witchcraft of Salem Village

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The Witchcraft of Salem Village

By Shirley Jackson

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780394891767, 160pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 1987

Description
Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba.When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook a community to its foundations.

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