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Primary Sources

  • Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem-Village Witchcraft. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1972.

  • Calef, Robert. More Wonders of the Invisible World: or the Wonders of the Invisible World Displayed. In Five Parts. London, England: Printed for Nath. Hillar, and Joseph Collier, 1700. Accessed June 1, 2019. https://archive.org/

  • Hale, John. A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft. Carlisle, MA: Applewood Books edition. Originally published in 1702.

  • Mather, Cotton. On Witchcraft: The Wonders of the Invisible World, Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New England. Mineola, New York: Dover Books edition, 2005. Originally published in 1693.

  • Trask, Richard B. “The Devil hath been raised”: A Documentary History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Outbreak of March 1692. Danvers, MA: Yeoman Press, 1992.

Secondary Sources

  • Allison, Robert J. A Short History of Boston. Carlisle, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2004.

  • Bailey, Sarah Loring. Historical Sketches of Andover. Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press, 1880.

  • Baker, Emerson W. A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015.

  • Bond, C. Lawrence. Houses and Buildings of Topsfield. Topsfield, MA: The Topsfield Historical Society, 1989.

  • Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft. Cambridge, MA: The President and Fellows of Harvard College, 1974.

  • Breslaw, Elaine. Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem: Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies. New York, NY: New York University Press, 1996.

  • Brown, David C. A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. Washington Crossing, PA: David C. Brown, 1984.

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  • Hill, Frances. A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 1995.

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  • Hill, Frances. The Salem Witch Trials Reader. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2000.

  • Hite, Richard. In the Shadow of Salem: The Andover Witch Hunt of 1692. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2018.

  • Karlsen, Carol F. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1987.

  • Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. New York, NY: Viking Penguin, Inc., 1953.

  • Norton, John. Historical Sketch of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground with Inscriptions and Ye Ancient Epitaphs. Boston, MA: Hull Street, 1919.

  • Norton, Mary Beth. In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692. New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2002.

  • Phillips, James Duncan. Salem in the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press, 1933.

  • Roach, Marilynne K. A Map of Salem Village & Vicinity in 1692. Watertown, MA: Sassafrass Grove, 1999.

  • Roach, Marilynne K. The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community. Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2004.

  • Roach, Marilynne K. Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of The Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2013.

  • Rockwell, Forbes, Carl R. Smith, Gratia Mahoney, and James S. Batchelder. Plan of Andover in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Essex County, 1692. The Historical Societies of Andover and North Andover, 1992.

  • Rosenthal, Bernard.  Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

  • Silverman, Kenneth. The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1984.

  • Tapley, Harriet Silvester. Chronicles of Danvers: Old Salem Village. Danvers, MA: The Danvers Historical Society, 1923.

  • Topsfield and the Witchcraft Tragedy. Topsfield, MA: The Topsfield Historical Society, 1992.

  • Towne, Edwin Eugene. The Descendants of William Towne: who came to America on or about 1630 and settled in Salem, MA. Newtonville, MA: Edwin Eugene Towne, 1901.

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Website Sources

Special thanks to: The Barker Family of North Andover; Jim Batchelder; Kelly Daniell of the Peabody Historical Society; Candice Dawes of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead; Sue Goganian of Historic Beverly; Dan Gagnon; Richard Hite; Kathleen Kent; Char Lyons of South Church in Andover; Carol Majahad of the North Andover Historical Society; Joyce McKenna of the Salisbury Historical Society; Kathy Meagher of the Billerica Public Library; Joann Michalik; Elizabeth Peterson of the Witch House; Everett Philbrook of The House of the Seven Gables; Libby Potter of the Samuel Holten House; Marilynne Roach; Wendy Thatcher, Matt Howe, and Jeanne Pickering of the Topsfield Historical Society; Kenna Therrien of the Andover Center for History & Culture; and Richard Trask of the Danvers Archival Center.

All Witch Trials Online Sites Tour text and photos by Jill Christiansen unless otherwise noted.