The witches salem 1692 by stacy schiff is obviously a very well researched book i found the beginning half of this book to be very interesting especially since theres frequent mention of the contentiousness of the young teenage and pre teen girls in salem 1692 in the court records as accusers and as suspects. The salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial massachusetts between february 1692 and may 1693 more than 200 people were accused 19 of whom were found guilty and executed by hanging 14 women and 5 men one other man giles corey was crushed to death for refusing to plead and at least five people died in jail. The infamous salem witch trials began during the spring of 1692 after a group of young girls in salem village massachusetts claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women . Salem 1692 the dateline is as recognizable as any in american history fourteen women and five men convicted of witchcraft were hanged and one more a man who refused to plead was crushed to . The witches suspicion betrayal and hysteria in 1692 salem stacy schiff on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers pulitzer prize winner stacy schiff author of the 1 bestseller cleopatra provides an electrifying
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