03 | By the Book

As the first suspects are rounded up and questioned by the biased and partisan officials, their confessions unleash more trouble than relief. And as the number of witches multiplies, so too does the number of accusers. In an increasingly uncertain time, the Village leans on its faith.



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  6. Mary Beth Norton, In the Devil’s Snare.
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  9. David Goss,. Daily Life during the Salem Witch Trials (Santa Barbara: Greenwood 2012).
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  11. Diane E. Foulds, Death in Salem: The Private Lives behind the 1692 Witch Hunt (Guildford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2010).