1692 Witch Hunt: The Layman's Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Trials - George Malcolm Yool. An account of the witch hunts from their humble beginnings in 1691 to their dramatic conclusion, this new work contains a wealth of information gleaned from various contemporary records, and the personal archives of descendants on both sides of the conflict. Includes extensive transcriptions in modern English from the court files and other sources which help the reader feel the true impact of the events, along with excerpts from the first-hand observations of contemporary writers. Also provides a short history of many participants, and concludes with the confessions and written public apologies of some of the main characters in the tragedy, including Judge Samuel Sewall, and Ann Putnam, Jr., one of the "afflicted children".
(1992), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 166 pp.