Salem Witch Trials: A Dark Chapter in New England History
Chronology of the Salem Witch Panic and Trials
This handy timeline from About.com's Agnosticism/Atheism Guide Austin Cline provides a look at the events that led up to the Salem Witch Trials and the sequence of the accusations, trials and executions that took place in 1692.
Top Books on the Salem Witch Trials
Turn to About's Women's History Guide Jone Johnson Lewis for a look at the 10 best books about this memorable chapter in history.
An Account of Events in Salem
This account by Douglas Linder, part of a collection on "Famous Trials," details the history of the witchcraft period in Salem and asks important questions including: Why did the witch trials occur? and Why did they happen in Salem, Massachusetts?
Historical Maps of Salem
This collection of maps from the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project includes a map of Salem Village in 1692, a map pinpointing the residences of accused witches and more.
Salem Witch Trials FAQ
From salemwitchtrials.com, here are answers to frequently asked questions about the Salem Witch Trials. Did witches really exist in Salem? Follow this link to find out.
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692: A Brief Introduction
From SalemWeb, here is a solid overview of the Salem Witch Trials, along with a look at witches and witchcraft in Salem today.
Salem Witch Trials Quiz
Test your knowledge of Salem's sordid chapter in history with this quiz from salemwitchtrials.com.
Salem: Witchcraft Hysteria
This interactive online production from National Geographic is ideal for students studying the Witch Trials. Text and photos put the reader in the role of an accused witch. Will you confess?
The Salem Witchcraft Papers
Read a complete transcript of the legal documents and court papers associated with the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
The World Behind the Hysteria
This learning unit from DiscoverySchool.com includes a look at the story of the Salem Witch Trials and the people involved, along with resources and tips for students and teachers.