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Title:
The Salem witch trials
Author:
Orr, Tamra.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Diego [Calif.] : Blackbirch Press/Thomson Gale, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Profiles people who have been the driving force behind the most critical events of the Salem witch trials, including Heinrich Kramer, James Sprenger, Elizabeth Parris, Anne Putnam and Sarah Good.
Language:
English
Contents:
Cotton Mather -- Elizabeth Parris -- Giles Corey -- Robert Calef.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 1.0 74208.
ISBN:
9781567117707
Format :
Book

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Fulfills the standards: Time, Continuity, and Change, People, Places, and Environments, and Power, authority and Governance from the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards for Middle School.
Fulfills the standard: Historical Comprehension from the National History Education Standards for U.S. and World History Grades 5-12.


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Deborah Kops' Women's Suffrage0 . Gr. 5-8. From the People at the Center series, these collective biographies provide overviews of noteworthy individuals. Witch Trials0 begins with two fifteenth-century European priests whose book on witchcraft influenced the events in Salem. Most of the entries describe people directly involved with the accusations and trials. Even well-versed readers will find it fascinating to see the story unfold from the points of view of the individuals who were there. Women's Suffrage0 follows that movement from Mary Brent, who demanded the vote in the Maryland House of Burgesses in the mid-1600s, to Alice Paul, who worked for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, wrote the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, and lived to see it passed by Congress in 1972. Though her subject lacks the inherent drama of Orr's, Kops provides a good introduction to seminal figures in the women's suffrage movement as well as many lesser-known names. In each book, more than half the space is devoted to illustrations, often in color, including many photographs in Suffrage0 as well as prints and portrait paintings. Each book ends with a chronology and lists of recommended books and Web sites. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-These titles focus more on the people involved in historical movements than on the events. Each book begins with an overview of its topic and then transitions into one- to two-page biographies that highlight each person's contributions. Kops provides a bit more background information than Orr does. Featuring reformers such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Anthony, the profiles clearly explain the role each played in the women's rights movement. Photographs and paintings appear throughout, often depicting these women in action. Orr presents an easy-to-understand account of the conflicts leading up to the hysteria surrounding the events in Salem. Beginning with two 15th-century German priests who wrote a book about identifying and hunting witches, the author introduces Cotton Mather, Tituba, Rebecca Nurse, and others. While the text explains the origin of the accusations and the backgrounds of the accused, it does not address all of the questions surrounding the Puritans' frenzied fear of witches. The well-chosen pictures exhibit the emotional anguish attached to the events. The simplicity of the writing makes both books perfect for introductory reading, or for reluctant readers.-Julie Webb, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Heinrich Kramer and James Sprengerp. 12
Cotton Matherp. 14
Samuel Parrisp. 16
Titubap. 20
Elizabeth Parrisp. 22
Anne Putnamp. 24
Sarah Goodp. 26
Rebecca Nursep. 28
Bridget Bishopp. 30
John Proctorp. 32
Giles Coreyp. 34
William Phipsp. 36
William Stoughtonp. 38
Samuel Sewallp. 40
Robert Calefp. 42
Chronologyp. 44
For Further Informationp. 46
About the Authorp. 47
Indexp. 48