Mass hysteria in the late 17th century led to trials of people suspected to be
witches in Salem, Massachusetts. Anyone could be accused of causing mysterious
maladies or unfortunate occurrences, such as the death of cattle. Readers
discover important facts and captivating details about this fascinating time in
American history. The dangers of leveling accusations without proof and
succumbing to panic are discussed in this engaging text, which is supplemented
with a fact-filled timeline, full-color photographs, and primary sources.