What are the best resources for learning about the Salem witch trials?

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    #1A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials

    A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials
    It recounts the events of the bleak winter of 1692 in Salem Village. Young girls were allegedly tormented by Satan and his witches. 19 people were hanged, one was pressed to death, and over 100 others were imprisoned and impoverished.
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    Guo Ding
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "Provides an interesting outlook on why the Salem Witch Trials happened. Gives some insight into how people developed their thoughts back then and how they affected their religious beliefs. "
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    #2Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    History Channel's take on the events that took place 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 of witchcraft.
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    Humberto Pacheco
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "I was interested in learning more about the Salem Witch Trials, so I decided to check out this show on the History channel. It's an interesting spin on this point in history, and I like the different details they cover regarding the treatment of the women."
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    #36 Surprising Facts About The Salem Witch Trials

    6 Surprising Facts About The Salem Witch Trials
    Learn six surprising facts surrounding the events on 1692 that led to exactly zero witches being burned at the stake in the rural Puritan community of Salem Village (present-day Danvers, Massachusetts).
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    Austin Watson
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "A well produced video with all sorts of facts about the Salem Witch trials. I must admit, it sucked me in right from the start as it debunked some "common knowledge" first thing, and took off from there."
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    #4The Salem Witch Trials Cartoon

    The Salem Witch Trials Cartoon
    A short cartoon that explains the events that took place in Salem, Massachusetts, in February 1692. Two girls became ill and the doctor's diagnosis was witchcraft. This caused a wave of hysteria that spread through the town.
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    Reyansh Gupta
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "A great and interesting way to learn about the witch trials. It really allowed you to see the connections between everything that was going on, and it was put in a interesting format. The narrator really sold the video, as their voice did a great job of drawing you in."
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    #5The Crucible

    The Crucible

    The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller tells the story of Abigail Williams, who was wrongfully charged with witchcraft in 17th century Salem. The story was inspired by the persecution of communists in the US during the McCarthy era.

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    George Thomas
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "The Crucible is a great play that I've read numerous times throughout school. The Crucible follows the Salem Witch Trials, and is an interesting book. You may not get all the information you're searching for about the history, but you get a first person (third person?) view into some of the events and way of life during this time period in Salem."
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    #6The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege

    The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege
    Based on over twenty years of original archival research, this this book tells a nearly day-by-day narrative of the Salem Witch Trials as the citizens of Salem experienced the outbreak of hysteria.
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    Reyansh Kadam
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "I found this complete break down of the Salem trials to be very informative and engaging. It was probably one of the most in depth pieces i read up to date. I highly recommend you pick it up."
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    #7The Witch Is Back (Life's a Witch)

    The Witch Is Back (Life's a Witch)

    The Witch Is Back is a young adult paranormal fantasy and the third book in  Life's a Witch series written by Brittany Geragotelis.It is first published in 2014 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers.

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    Carlos Alberto Bautista
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Great read.Perfect for Halloween!"
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    #8Days to the Gallows

    Days to the Gallows

    Days to the Gallows: A Novel of the Hartford Witch Panic is a historical supernatural fiction written by Katherine Basto. It was released in 2016. It is about Hartford, Connecticut, where the people fear that witches walk among them.

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    Daniel Banks
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I've had an interest in the Salem Witch Trials ever since I first learned about them in grade school, studying factual "witch" lore after consuming the Harry Potter books. Day to the Gallows is a fictional, heart-breaking look into what it must have been like to be a wiccan under fire during those dark, superstitious times. "
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    #9Life's a Witch

    Life's a Witch

    Life's a Witch is a young adult paranormal fantasy fiction and the second book in the Life's a Witch series written by Brittany Geragotelis. It is first published in 2011. 

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    Marie Perry
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I really like this book and it really portrays how witches lived and their troubles and life. I think this book is pure fiction and fantasy though, so I'm not sure if readers will get an actual portrayl of what life was like. I'm not sure a fiction book is a good resource for learning about the Salem witch trials, because you do not know what is made up and what is real. It would be hard to tell the difference. I did like the book overall though."

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Best What are the best resources for learning about the Salem witch trials
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch TrialsBooks 11 Paid
2Salem Witch TrialsWebsites 7 Free
36 Surprising Facts About The Salem Witch TrialsVideos 6 Free
4The Salem Witch Trials CartoonVideos 4 Free
5The CrucibleBooks 3 Paid
6The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under SiegeBooks 1 Paid
7The Witch Is Back (Life's a Witch)Books 0 Paid
8Days to the GallowsBooks 0 Paid
9Life's a WitchBooks 0 Free
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