May 12, 2020

Recommended Reading

Salem Witch Trials- Secondary Sources

*A secondary source is a historian or author’s analysis of an event, using direct or firsthand evidence.

  • Baker, Emerson. A Storm of Witchcraft
  • Breslaw, Elaine. Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem
  • Hite, Richard. In the Shadow of Salem
  • Hill, Frances. A Delusion of Satan
  • Hill, France. The Salem Witch Trials Reader
  • Karlsen, Carol. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman.                       
  • Norton, Mary Beth. In The Devil’s Snare.       
  • Roach, Marilynne. The Salem Witch Trials, A Day-by-Day Chronicle
  • Roach, Marilynne. Six Women of Salem
  • Rosenthal, Bernard. Salem Story
  • Upham, Charles. Salem Witchcraft


Witch Trials Era- Secondary Sources

  • Bruner, Sigird. Fearless Wives and Frightened Shrews
  • Cohn, Norman. Europe’s Inner Demons
  • Davies, Owen. The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft & Magic
  • Demos, John. Entertaining Satan
  • Godbeer, Richard. Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692
  • Goodare, Julian. The European Witch Trials
  • Levack, Brian. The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe
  • Rublack, Ulinka. The Astronomer and the Witch
  • Russel, Jeffery and Brooks Alexander. A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans


Primary Sources

*A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art. Primary sources include historical and legal documents, eyewitness accounts, speeches, diaries, etc.


Recommended For Young Readers

  • Aronson, Marc. Witch-Hunt (young adult)
  • Duble, Kathleen. The Sacrifice (grades 5-8)
  • Kathleen, Kent. Heretics Daughter (young adult)
  • How, Katherine. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (young adult)
  • Jackson, Shirley. The Witchcraft of Salem Village (grades 5-6)
  • Rees, Celia. Witch Child (young adult)
  • Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond (grades 5-8)
  • Yolen, Jane. The Salem Witch Trials, An Unsolved Mystery


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