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Saturday, June 6, 2009

37. A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 by David C. Brown



Title: A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692
Author: David C. Brown
Copyright: 1984
Pages: 132
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3/5 stars
Finished: 6-6-09

A brief history of the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692, David Brown does a good job of condensing down the happenings and facts into a slim volume that cuts out the extra details and basically gives you a "just the facts" history of that year. Included are also maps of the areas with the pertinent locations marked, so that if you were to visit the area, you could find these locations easily. Also included is a chronology of events, and an additional bibliography for further reading. If you are interested in the events of the Witch Trials and are looking for a quick, easy read about them, this would be for you.

1 comment:

wisteria said...

Being a grad student of American History, this looks like a keeper. I am as many are fascinated by this event in our history. Thanks for the review.