April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

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.