Student Bibliography


Cobblestone, The History Magazine for Young People. September 1988.

Jackson, Shirley. The Witchcraft of Salem Village. c1956. - To be read to the class

Kent, Zachary. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials. Children's Press, 1986

Krensky, Stephen. Witch Hunt, lt Happened in Salem Village. c1989.

Lindsey, Clifford. The Devil's Shadow. c1967.

Perty, Ann. Tituba of Salem Village. Harper Trophy, 1991.

Roach, Marilynne, In the Days of the Salem Witch Trials. Houghton Mifflin, 1956

Starkey, Marion L. The Tall Man From Boston. Crown Publishers Inc. 1975.

Stevens, Bryna. Witches (Great Mysteries, Opposing Viewpoints). c1988.

Middle School:

Clapp, Patricia. Witches' Children. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard,1982

Jackson, Shirley. The Witchcraft of Salem Village. c1956.

Knight, James E. Salem Days. c1982. (Excellent art work appropriate for all grade levels)

Stevik, Mark. Cry Innocent, The People vs. Bridgit Bishop. c1992

High School:


Alderman, Clifford Lindsey. The Devil's Shadow: The Story of Witchcraft in Massachusetts. c1970. - Readable account of the background, participants, and effects of the witchcraft trials in Safem Village - well researched.

Dickinson, Alice. The Salem Witchcraft Delusion, l692: "Have You Made No Contract With the Devil ?" c1974. - Presents the social and religious background of the Salem witch hunts and describes the trials and their aftermath.

Jackson, Shirley. The Witcheraft of Salem Village. c1956. - Explains how the ravings of a group of schoolgirls began the hysteria and follows the trials through the end of the delusion.

Starkey, Marion. The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trials. c 1949. - Highly readable account of the trials that includes the author's psychological interpretation.

Starkey, Marion. The Visionary Girls: Witchcraft in Salem Village. c1973. - Views the social, political, and psychological make-up of seventeenth century Salem, and offers an explanation of why the witchcraft hysteria took place.


Miller, Arthur. The Crucible: A Play in Four Parts. c1959. - Play uses the wtich trials of 1692 as a metaphor for the McCarthy Era of the1950's - explores the issue of intolerence.

Petry, Ann. Tituba of Salem Village. c1964. - Fictionalized biography of the slave Tituba explaining her role in the witch hysteria.

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