8 Fascinating Books About the Salem Witch Trials

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff collaborated with a team of eight researchers on this dense nonfiction work on the witch trials. From the New York Times:

With her new book, The Witches, Stacy Schiff seems to have wanted to strip away the metaphors and go back to the original story of Salem. She gives us a minutely detailed chronicle of nine harrowing months in 1692, which began with the baffling afflictions of two girls (who complained of bites and pinches, and whose bodies “shuddered and spun”) and which led, in the midst of frenzied accusations of sorcery, to the killing of 20 people.