The Salem Witch Trials
(Children's Press, Sept. 1, 2013)
In 1692, a wave of hysteria swept through the largely Puritan village of Salem, Massachusetts, as people began accusing each other of practicing witchcraft.Even before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. The Cornerstones of Freedom series explores what inspires people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America. Readers will find out why the people of Salem had such a powerful fear of witches, why certain people were more likely to be accused, and how innocent people were tried and found guilty in a long string of court trials.