Salem Witch Trials: Secondary Sources

The many secondary sources of the Salem Witch Trials offer some much needed analysis and interpretations of this complicated event.

Secondary sources are either books, articles or other documents written long after a historical event has occurred by people who were not present at the event or not alive during that time period. Secondary sources are works that interpret, assess and analyze a topic, usually using primary sources to do so.

The following is a collection of secondary sources of the Salem Witch Trials which include various books, magazines, websites, newspapers and blogs:

Books:

Death in Salem: The Private Lives Behind the 1692 Witch Hunt by Diane E. Foulds, Published by Globe Pequot Press, 2010.

A Delusion of Salem: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials by Francis Hill. Published by Tantor Media Inc, 2002.

The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trials by Marion L. Starkey. Published by Alfred A. Knop, 1949.

The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England by Carol F. Karlsen. Published by W.W. Norton & Company, 1998.

In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton. Published by Vintage Books, 2003.

Judge Sewall’s Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience by Richard Francis. Published by Harper Collins, 2005.

Narratives of the New England Witchcraft Cases. Edited by George Lincoln Burr. Dover Publications, Inc, 2002.

A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience by Emerson W. Baker. Published by Oxford University Press, 2014.

Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum. Published by Harvard University Press, 1974.

Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne K. Roach. Published by DaCapo Press, 2013.

Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692 by Bernard Rosenthal. Published by Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Salem Witchcraft: With an Account of Salem Village and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Spirits, Vol. I, by Charles W. Upham. Published by Wiggin and Lunt, 1867.

Salem Witchcraft: With an Account of Salem Village and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Spirits, Vol. II, by Charles W. Upham. Published by Wiggin and Lunt, 1867.

The Salem Witch Trials: A Reference Guide by K. David. Goss. Published by Greenwood Press, 2008.

The Salem Witch Trials Reader by Francis Hill. Published by DaCapo Press, 2009.

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials by Bryan F. LeBeau. Published by Routledge, 1998.

The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege by Marilynne K Roach. Published by Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002.

Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repentance of Samuel Sewall by Eve LaPlante. Published by Harper One, 2007.

The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson. Published by Random House, 1956.

Witchcraft in Salem Village in 1692 by Winfield S. Nevins. Published by Salem Press Company, 1916.

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacey Schiff. Published by Little Brown Company, 2015.

Websites:

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive published by the University of Virginia

History of Massachusetts Blog published by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks

Witches of Massachusetts Bay published by Robin Mason

Salem Witch Museum website published by the Salem Witch Museum

Famous Trials published by Professor Douglas O. Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Danvers Archival Center published by the Peabody Institute Library

OUPBlog published by the Oxford University Press

New England Historical Society website published by the New England Historical Society

Articles:

Archeaology Magazine: Salem’s Lost Gallows by Samir S. Patel: archaeology.org/issues/241-features/top10/5120-salem-witch-trials-gallows

Encyclopedia Britannica: Salem Witch Trials by Jeff Wallenfeldt: britannica.com/event/Salem-witch-trials

Encyclopedia Britannica: How Rye Bread Might Have Caused the Salem Witch Trials by Kate Lohnes: britannica.com/story/how-rye-bread-may-have-caused-the-salem-witch-trials

Essex Institute Historical Collections: Where the Salem Witches Were Hanged by Sidney Perley, Vol. 57, No. 1, Jan. 1921, pp. 1-18

History of Massachusetts Blog: History of the Salem Witch Trials by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks:
historyofmassachusetts.org/the-salem-witch-trials/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Timeline of the Salem Witch Trials by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks:
historyofmassachusetts.org/timeline-of-the-salem-witch-trials/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Salem Witch Trials: Primary Sources by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/salem-witch-trials-primary-sources/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Salem Witch Trials Memorial by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks:
historyofmassachusetts.org/salem-witch-trials-memorial/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Salem Witch Trials Victims: Who Were They? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/salem-witch-trials-victims/

History of Massachusetts Blog: What Options Did an Accused Witch Have in Salem? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/what-options-did-an-accused-witch-have-in-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Salem Witch Trials Movies & T.V. Shows by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks:
historyofmassachusetts.org/salem-witch-trials-movies-t-v-shows/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Best Books About the Salem Witch Trials by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks:
historyofmassachusetts.org/best-books-about-salem-witch-trials/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Accused Witches of Gloucester by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/the-accused-witches-of-gloucester/

History of Massachusetts Blog: What is spectral evidence? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/spectral-evidence/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Animals in the Salem Witch Trials by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/animals-in-the-salem-witch-trials/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Gallows Hill in Salem, Mass by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/where-is-the-real-gallows-hill/

History of Massachusetts Blog: What Caused the Salem Witch Trials? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/salem-witch-trials-causes/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Proctor’s Ledge Memorial by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/proctors-ledge-memorial/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Where Is John Proctor’s Grave? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/john-proctor-grave/

History of Massachusetts Blog: John Proctor House by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks historyofmassachusetts.org/john-proctor-house/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Salem Witch Trials: Historical Sites by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/where-did-salem-witch-trials-take-place/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Salem Witch Trials Accusers: historyofmassachusetts.org/salem-witch-trials-accusers/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Salem Witch Trials Judges by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/salem-witch-trials-judges/

History of Massachusetts Blog: What is a Witches’ Mark? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/witches-mark/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Reverend Samuel Parris: Was He to Blame for the Salem Witch Trials? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/reverend-samuel-parris/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Betty Parris: First Afflicted Girl of the Salem Witch Trials by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/betty-parris-first-afflicted-girl-of-the-salem-witch-trials/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trials of Margaret Scott by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/margaret-scott-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Wilmot Redd by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/wilmot-redd-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Ann Pudeator by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/ann-pudeator-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Mary Parker by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/mary-parker-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Sarah Wildes by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks historyofmassachusetts.org/sarah-wildes/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Alice Parker by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/alice-parker-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Martha Carrier by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/martha-carrier-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Samuel Wardwell by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/samuel-wardwell-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Reverend George Burroughs by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/reverend-george-burroughs-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of George Jacobs Sr by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/george-jacobs-sr-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of John Willard by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/john-willard-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Mary Easty by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/mary-easty-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Elizabeth Howe by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/elizabeth-howe-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Martha Corey by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/martha-corey/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Elizabeth Proctor by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/elizabeth-proctor/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Mary Warren by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/mary-warren/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Rebecca Nurse by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/the-trial-of-rebecca-nurse/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Tituba: The Slave of Salem by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/tituba-the-slave-of-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Susannah Martin by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/susannah-martin-accused-witch-from-salisbury/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of John Proctor by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/john-proctor-first-male-accused-witch/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Sarah Good by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/sarah-good-accused-witch/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Giles Corey by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/the-curse-of-giles-corey/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Witchcraft Trial of Bridget Bishop by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/bridget-bishop-witch-or-easy-target/

History of Massachusetts Blog: John Alden’s Account of His Witch Trial by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/john-aldens-account-of-his-witch-trial-examination/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Roger Toothaker and Family: Witches or Witch Killers? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/the-toothaker-family-witches-or-witch-killers/

History of Massachusetts Blog: John Hawthorne: Salem Witch Judges by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/john-hathorne-the-salem-witch-judge/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Jonathan Corwin: Salem Witch Judge by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/jonathan-corwin-salem-witch-judge/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Thomas Putnam: Ringleader of the Salem Witch Hunt? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/thomas-putnam-ringleader-of-the-salem-witch-hunt/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Abigail Williams: Mysterious Afflicted Girl by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/abigail-williams-salem/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Ann Putnam Jr: Villain or Victim by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/ann-putnam-jr/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Mercy Lewis: Orphaned Afflicted Girl by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/mercy-lewis/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Reverend John Hale of Beverly by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/reverend-john-hale-of-beverly/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Petition to Free Rebecca Nurse by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/the-petition-to-free-rebecca-nurse/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Gallows Hills in Salem, Mass by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/where-is-the-real-gallows-hill/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Rare Salem Witch Trials Document Sold for $26,000 by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/rare-salem-witch-trial-document-sold-for-26000/

History of Massachusetts Blog: Where Is John Proctor’s Grave? by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/john-proctor-grave/

History of Massachusetts Blog: John Proctor House by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks: historyofmassachusetts.org/john-proctor-house/

History of Massachusetts Blog: The Rebecca Nurse Homestead by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks historyofmassachusetts.org/rebecca-nurse-homestead/

History.com: The Salem Witch Trials: history.com/topics/colonial-america/salem-witch-trials

History.com: 5 Notable Women Hanged in the Salem Witch Trials by Sarah Pruitt: history.com/news/notable-women-executed-salem-witch-trials

History.com: Were Witches Burned at the Stake during the Salem Witch Trials?: history.com/news/were-witches-burned-at-the-stake-during-the-salem-witch-trials

History.com: First Salem Witch Hanging: history.com/this-day-in-history/first-salem-witch-hanging

History.com: Read the Document that Condemned a Woman to Death in the Salem Witch Trials by Sarah Pruitt : history.com/news/read-the-document-that-condemned-a-woman-to-death-in-the-salem-witch-trials

History.com: Salem Witch Hunt Begins: history.com/this-day-in-history/salem-witch-hunt-begins

Historical Marker Database: The Salem Witch Trials Memorial: hmdb.org/m.asp?m=85901

Historical Marker Database: The Church in Salem Village: hmdb.org/m.asp?m=48723

Historical Marker Database: Salem Village Parsonage: hmdb.org/m.asp?m=48720

Historical Marker Database: Samuel Parris Archaeological Site: hmdb.org/m.asp?m=48719

Historical Marker Database: Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial: hmdb.org/m.asp?m=48725

Historical Marker Database: Salem Village Meeting House: hmdb.org/m.asp?m=48726

Historical Marker Database: Rebecca Nurse Homestead: hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=48724

Historic Ipswich: Ipswich and the Salem Witch Trials by Thomas Franklin Waters: historicipswich.org/2015/03/25/ipswich-and-the-salem-witchcraft-trials/

Journal of Economic Perspectives: Witchcraft, Weather and Economic Growth in Renaissance Europe by Emily Oster Vol. 18, No. 1, Winter 2004, pp. 215-228 jstor.org/stable/3216882?mag=caused-salem-witch-trials&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

Marilynne K. Roach: About the Salem Witch Trials: marilynnekroach.com/FAQs.htm

Mass.gov: Resolves 1957: mass.gov/files/documents/2016/08/sb/res1957-145.pdf

New England Historical Society: A Sad Condition: Wilmot Redd and the Salem Witch Trials: newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/sad-condition-wilmot-redd-salem-witch-trials/

New England Historical Society: Samuel Sewall Takes the Blame and Shame for the Salem Witch Trials: newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/samuel-sewall-takes-blame-shame-salem-witchcraft-trial/

New England Historical Society: How the Witchcraft Trials of Susannah Martin Lasted Nearly 25 Years: newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/susannah-martins-witchcraft-trials-lasted-nearly-25-years/

New England Historical Society: The Candlemas Massacre and the Salem Witch Trials: newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/candlemas-massacre-salem-witch-trials/

New England Historical Society: New England Witchcraft Trials: It Wasn’t Just Salem: newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/new-england-witchcraft-trials-it-wasnt-just-salem/

New England Historical Society: The Deadly Rules of Massachusetts’ Court of Oyer and Terminer: newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/rules-massachusetts-court-of-oyer-and-terminer/

New England Historical Society: The Salem Witch Trials, or Still Raking It In After All These Years:
newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/salem-witch-trials-raking-after-all-years/

New England Magazine: Stories of Salem Witchcraft V. The Story of Rebecca Nurse by Winfield S. Nevins, September 1891 – February 1892, New England Magazine Corporation, pp: 717

New England Magazine: Stories of Salem Witchcraft XI. Willard, How and Carrier by Winfield S. Nevins, vol. 12, March-Aug. 1892, pp: 217-229

New England Quarterly: Here Are No Newters: Witchcraft and Religious Discord in Salem Village and Andove by Richard Latner, vol. 79, no. 1, 2006, pp. 92–122: jstor.org/stable/20474413.

New Yorker: Inside the Salem Witch Trials by Stacy Schiff: newyorker.com/magazine/2015/09/07/the-witches-of-salem

New Yorker: Why I Wrote the Crucible by Arthur Miller:
newyorker.com/magazine/1996/10/21/why-i-wrote-the-crucible

New Yorker: Poor Ann! by Daniel Lang: newyorker.com/magazine/1954/09/11/poor-ann

New York Times: Salem Remembers 300 Years Later by Marialisa Calta: nytimes.com/1992/05/10/travel/salem-remembers-300-years-later.html

New York Times: Television; The Witches of Salem Get a New Hearing by Fox Butterfield: nytimes.com/1984/10/28/arts/television-the-witches-of-salem-get-a-new-hearing.html

New York Times: The Demons of Salem; With Us Still by Victor Navasky https://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/08/movies/the-demons-of-salem-with-us-still.html

New York Times: Massachusetts Clears 5 from Salem Witch Trials: nytimes.com/2001/11/02/us/massachusetts-clears-5-from-salem-witch-trials.html

New York Times: The Salem Witch Trials – A Study in Mass Hysteria by Esther Forbes: nytimes.com/1949/08/21/archives/the-salem-witch-trialsa-study-in-mass-hysteria-the-devil-in.html

New York Times: Researchers Confirm Exact Site of Hangings from 1692 Salem Witch Trials by the Associated Press: nytimes.com/2016/01/17/us/researchers-confirm-exact-site-of-hangings-from-1692-salem-witch-trials.html

New York Times: The Crucible; Arthur Miller’s Dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 by Brooks Atkinson: nytimes.com/1953/02/01/archives/the-crucible-arthur-millers-dramatization-of-the-salem-witch-trial.html

New York Times: New Study Backs Thesis on Witches by Sullivan Walter: nytimes.com/1982/08/29/us/new-study-backs-thesis-on-witches.html

Official Blog of the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries: The Salem Witchcraft Trials: blog.mass.gov/masslawlib/legal-history/the-salem-witchcraft-trials/

Official Blog of the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries: Witchcraft Law up the Salem Witch Trials of 1692: blog.mass.gov/masslawlib/civil-procedure/witchcraft-law-up-to-the-salem-witchraft-trials-of-1692/

OUPblog: The Salem Witch Trials [infographic] by Emerson W. Baker: blog.oup.com/2014/10/salem-witch-trials-infographic/

OUPblog: Winter, weather, and witchcraft by Emerson W. Baker: blog.oup.com/2015/03/winter-weather-witchcraft-history/

OUPblog: George Burroughs: Salem’s Perfect Witch by Emerson W. Baker: blog.oup.com/2014/08/george-burroughs-salems-perfect-witch/

OUPblog: Why were the Salem Witch Trials so significant? by Cassandra Gill: blog.oup.com/2016/11/salem-witch-trials-significance/

OUPblog: Pressing Giles Cory by Emerson W. Baker: blog.oup.com/2015/10/death-giles-cory/

OUPblog: The Salem Witch Trial judges: “persons of the best prudence”? by Emerson W. Baker: blog.oup.com/2015/05/salem-witch-trial-judges/

OUPblog: Caught in Satan’s Storm by Emerson W. Baker:
blog.oup.com/2014/09/salem-witch-trials-september-1692-halfway-covenant/

OUPblog: Bridget Bishop: first victim of Salem’s Gallows Hill by Emerson W. Baker: blog.oup.com/2015/06/bridget-bishop-first-victim-salem-witch-trials/

OUPblog: The Greatest Witch-Hunt of All Time by Emerson W. Baker:
blog.oup.com/2018/07/greatest-witch-hunt-all-time/

Reader’s Digest: 10 Things to Stop Believing About the Salem Witch Trials by Tylor Markarian: rd.com/culture/salem-witch-trials/

Salem Web: The Salem Witch Trials: salemweb.com/guide/witches.php

Salem Web: Salem Witch Trials Chronology of Events: salemweb.com/memorial/chronology.php

Salem Web: The Salem Witch Trials Memorial: salemweb.com/memorial/memorial.php

Salem Web: The Salem Witch Trials Memorial Stones: salemweb.com/memorial/

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project: Witchcraft in Salem Village: salem.lib.virginia.edu/Witch.html

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project: Ask the Archivist: salem.lib.virginia.edu/archivist.html

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project: The Devil Hath Been Raised by Richard Trask: salem.lib.virginia.edu/introTraskBook.html

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project: Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial at Danvers: salem.lib.virginia.edu/Commemoration.html

Salem Witch Museum: Witch Trials Self-Guided Tour: salemwitchmuseum.com/witch-trials-self-guided-tour/

Salem Witch Museum: The home of Alice Parker: salemwitchmuseum.com/locations/alice-parker-home-site-of/

Salem Witch Museum: Site of the Salem Courthouse in 1692: salemwitchmuseum.com/sitestour/salem/salem-courthouse-site

Salem Witch Museum: The home of Ann Pudeator: salemwitchmuseum.com/locations/ann-pudeator-home-site-of/

Salem Witch Museum: Elie Wiesel’s Salem Witch Trials Memorial Dedication Speech, 1992: salemwitchmuseum.com/2017/07/20/elie-wiesels-salem-witch-trials-memorial-dedication-speech-1992/

Salem Witch Museum: Chronology of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials salemwitchmuseum.com/2013/06/11/chronology-of-the-1692-salem-witch-trials/

Salem Witch Museum: Sarah Hood Bassett 1657-1721: salemwitchmuseum.com/2013/05/08/sarah-hood-bassett-1657-1721/

Salem Witch Museum: Martha Carrier: Traitor’s Wife: salemwitchmuseum.com/2012/08/16/martha-carrier-traitors-wife/

Salem Witch Museum: What Happened to Abigail Williams?: salemwitchmuseum.com/2012/01/16/what-happened-to-abigail-williams/

Salem Witch Museum: John Proctor: salemwitchmuseum.com/2011/08/19/john-proctor/

Salem Witch Museum: George Jacobs Sr: salemwitchmuseum.com/2011/08/18/george-jacobs-sr/

Salem Witch Museum: Nathaniel Felton Sr and Jr Houses: salemwitchmuseum.com/locations/nathaniel-felton-sr-and-jr-houses/

Salem Witch Museum: Spectral Evidence: salemwitchmuseum.com/2013/02/15/spectral-evidence/

Science Journal: Ergotism and the Salem Witch Trials by Nicholas P. Spanos and Jack Gottlieb, 24 Dec. 1976, Vol. 194, Issue 4272, pp. 1390-1394: people.umass.edu/dcooley/FYS_articles/Spanos%20&%20Gottlieb%20Salem%20rebuttal%20Science%2076.pdf

Smithsonian Magazine: A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials by Jess Blumberg: smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-the-salem-witch-trials-175162489/

Smithsonian Magazine: The Site of the Salem Witch Trials Hangings Finally Has a Memorial by Christine Woodside: smithsonianmag.com/history/site-salem-witch-trial-hangings-finally-has-memorial-180964049/

Smithsonian Magazine: Unraveling the Many Mysteries of Tituba, the Star Witness of the Salem Witch Trials by Stacy Schiff: smithsonianmag.com/history/unraveling-mysteries-tituba-salem-witch-trials-180956960/

Streets of Salem: The Pardoning of Ann Pudeator: streetsofsalem.com/2015/09/22/the-pardoning-of-ann-pudeator/

UVA Today: With UVA’s help, Salem Finally Discovers Where Its Witches Were Executed by Caroline Newman: news.virginia.edu/content/uvas-help-salem-finally-discovers-where-its-witches-were-executed

Washington Post: Five Myths About the Salem Witch Trials by Stacy Schiff: washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-the-salem-witch-trials/2016/10/27/62abd0cc-9ad1-11e6-9980-50913d68eacb_story.html

Washington Post: What the Salem Witch Trials Can Teach Us About the Way We Treat Women Today by Connie Hassett-Walker: washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/06/10/what-the-salem-witches-can-teach-us-about-how-we-treat-women-today/

Washington Post: The Site Where the Salem “Witches” Were Executed is Now Next to a Walgreens by Sarah Kaplan: washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/14/the-site-where-salems-witches-were-executed-is-now-next-to-a-walgreens/

Washington Post: A Salem Witch Trials Refugee Settled Here – Where A Home is Selling for Nearly $1 Million Alex Horton: washingtonpost.com/history/2018/12/17/salem-witch-trials-refugee-settled-here-where-home-is-selling-nearly-million/

Washington Post: Five Myths About Witch Hunts by Richard L. Sjoberg: washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-witch-hunts/2019/01/09/40f85b20-0d0d-11e9-8938-5898adc28fa2_story.html

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Timeline for Salem witch hunts: witchesmassbay.com/research/timeline-for-salem-witch-hunts/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Where did accused witch Bridget Bishop live?: witchesmassbay.com/2018/07/15/where-did-accused-witch-bridget-bishop-live/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Misconceptions about the 1692 Salem witch hunt by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/09/14/misconceptions-about-the-1692-salem-witch-hunt/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Outcast: Eunice Cole of Hampton by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2020/01/20/eunice-cole-hampton-nh/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Who Was Accused Witch John Howard by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2019/04/22/who-was-accused-witch-john-howard/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Tituba, Indian Servant of Mr. Samuel Parris by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2019/03/01/tituba-indian-servant-of-mr-samuel-parris/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Unwavering: The Testament of John Proctor by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2019/03/01/tituba-indian-servant-of-mr-samuel-parris/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Giles and Martha Corey at Crystal Lake by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/12/12/giles-and-martha-corey-at-crystal-lake/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: The House Where Witchcraft Started by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/08/25/the-house-where-witchcraft-started/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Where Did Accused Witch Bridget Bishop Live by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/07/15/where-did-accused-witch-bridget-bishop-live/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Why Not Ergot and the Salem Witch Trials by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/04/23/ergot/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Switching Sides: Tony Fels Takes on the classic Salem witch hunt books by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/04/19/switching-sides-tony-fels-takes-on-the-classic-salem-witch-hunt-books/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: The Salem Witch Trials and the Body of Liberties laws by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/03/14/the-salem-witch-trials-and-the-body-of-liberties-laws/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Bernard Rosenthal: Lessons Learned from the Salem Witch Trials by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/03/01/bernard-rosenthal-lessons-learn-salem-witch-hunt/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: No Memento Mori for Mary by Robin Mason: witchesmassbay.com/2018/02/13/no-memento-mori-mary/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Treasures of the Court House by Robin Mason witchesmassbay.com/2018/01/29/treasures-court-house/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Q&A with Juliet Mofford on Abigail Accused: A Story of the Salem Witch Hunt: witchesmassbay.com/2018/01/18/qa-juliet-mofford-abigail-accused/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Salem: The perils of denial in an age of preservation: witchesmassbay.com/2018/01/08/salem-perils-denial-age-preservation/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Which Bishop? The one that got away: witchesmassbay.com/2017/12/17/bishop-one-got-away/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Family Connections: witchesmassbay.com/research/family-connections/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Salem Witch Trials Roadtrips: witchesmassbay.com/roadtrips/

Witches of Massachusetts Bay: Research: witchesmassbay.com/research/

191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: An Act Relative to the Witchcraft Trial of 1692 malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2001/Chapter122

If you want to read more on this topic, there are also many books about the Salem Witch Trials and a handful of primary sources on the trials.

Sources:
“Salem Witchcraft in 1692: A Bibliography.” Houston Public Library, houstonlibrary.org/salem-witchcraft-1692-bibliography-0

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