The literature on Salem Witchcraft is vast and continues to grow each year. Rather than attempt an exhaustive list of resources, what follows is a selective bibliography of works that have been particularly useful in constructing this website. The list is divided into three categories: websites; primary sources; and books and articles. Many of these items are available in libraries and online, or in paperback editions.
- "A Guide to the On-Line Primary Sources of the Salem Witch Trials," http://www.17thc.us/primarysources/.
- "Danvers Archival Center," http://www.danverslibrary.org/archives/archives2.html.
- "Famous American Trials: Salem Witchcraft Trials 1692," http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm.
- "Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archive and Transcription Project," http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/home.html.
- "A Book of Record of the Severall Publique Transa[c]tions of the Inhabitants of Sale[m] Village Vulgarly Called the Farme[s]," in Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society. Vol. 13: 91-122; vol. 14: 65-99; vol. 16: 69-80; vol. 17: 74-103. Salem: Danvers Historical Society, 1925-1926, 1928-1929.
- Boyer, Paul and Nissenbaum, Stephen, eds. Salem-Village Witchcraft: A Documentary Record of Local Conflict in Colonial New England. Belmont, Calif.: Wordsworth Publishing Company, 1972.
- ______________, ed. The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692. 3 vols. New York: Da Capo Press, 1977.
- Burr, George Lincoln, ed. Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases: 1648-1706. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914.
- Parris, Samuel, Sermon Notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689-1694. Edited by James F. Cooper, Jr. and Kenneth P. Minkema. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1993.
- Rosenthal, Bernard, ed. Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- The Records of the First Church in Salem, Massachusetts, 1629-1736. Edited by Richard D. Pierce. Salem: Essex Institute, 1974.
Books and Articles Sources
- Abbot, Elinor. Our Company Increases Apace: History, Language, and Social Identity in Early Colonial Andover, Massachusetts. Dallas: SIL International, 2006.
- Boyer, Paul and Nissenbaum, Stephen. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974.
- Caporael, Linnda R. "Ergotism: The Satan Loosed in Salem?" Science 192, no. 4234 (1976): 21-26.
- Carlson, Laurie M. A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials. Chicago: I. R. Dee, 1999.
- Cowing, Credric B. The Saving Remnant: Religion and the Settling of New England. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.
- Demos, John. The Enemy Within: 2000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World. New York: Penguin Group, 2008.
- ______. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
- ______. "Underlying Themes in the Witchcraft of Seventeenth-Century New England, American Historical Review 75 (1970): 1311-26.
- Francis, Richard. Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials & the Formation of an American Conscience. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
- Gildrie, Richard P. Salem, Massachusetts: 1626-1683, A Covenant Community. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1975.
- Godbeer, Richard. The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
- Gragg, Larry. A Quest for Security: The Life of Samuel Parris. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.
- ______. The Salem Witch Crisis. New York: Praeger, 1992.
- Hansen, Chadwick. "Andover Witchcraft and the Causes of the Salem Witchcraft Trials," in The Occult in America: New Historical Perspectives. Edited by Howard Kerr and Charles L. Crow, 38-57. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
- ______. Witchcraft at Salem. New York, G. Braziller, 1969.
- Harley, David. "Explaining Salem: Calvinist Psychology and the Diagnosis of Possession." American Historical Review 101 (307-30).
- Hoffer, Peter Charles. The Devil's Disciples: Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
- ______. The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997.
- Karlsen, Carol F. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England.
- New York: Norton, 1987.
- Latner, Richard. “ ‘Here Are No Newters’: Witchcraft and Religious Discord in Salem Village and Andover,” New England Quarterly 76 (2006): 92-122.
- ______. "Salem Witchcraft, Factionalism, and Social Change Reconsidered: Were Salem's Witch-Hunters Modernization's Failures?" William & Mary Quarterly 65 (2008): 423-48.
- ______. "The Long and Short of Salem Witchcraft: Chronology and Collective Violence in 1692" Journal of Social History 42 (2008): 137-56.
- Le Beau, Bryan F. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1998.
- Morgan, Edmund S. Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea. New York: New York University Press, 1963
- Murrin, John. "Coming to Terms with the Salem Witch Trials," in The Enduring Fascination with Salem Witchcraft. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2003.
- Norton, Mary Beth. In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692. New York: Knopf, 2002.
- Perley, Sidney. The History of Salem. 3 vols. Salem: S. Perley, 1924-1928.
- Ray, Benjamin. "The Geography of Witchcraft Accusations in 1692 Salem Village," William & Mary Quarterly 65 (2008): 449-78.
- ______. "Satan's War against the Covenant in Salem Village, 1692," New England Quarterly 80 (2007): 69-95.
- Roach, Marilynne K. The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Community under Siege. Lanham, Md.: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002.
- Robinson, Enders A. The Devil Discovered: Salem Witchcraft 1692. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1991.
- Rosenthal, Bernard. Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
- Silverman, Kenneth. The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. New York: Harper & Row, 1984.
- Spanos, Nicholas P. and Gottlieb, Jack. "Ergotism and the Salem Village Witch Trials." Science 194, no. 4272 (1976): 1390-94.
- Starkey, Marion L. The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trials. New York: Knopf, 1949.
- Swan,Marshall W. S. “The Bedevilment of Cape Anne (1692),” Essex Institute Historical Collections 117 (1981): 153–77.
- Thomas, Keith. Religion and the Decline of Magic. New York: Scribner, 1971.
- Upham, Charles W. Salem Witchcraft: With an Account of Salem Village and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects. New York: F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1867 reprint, 1959.
- Werking, Richard H. "'Reformation Is Our Only Preservation': Cotton Mather and Salem Witchcraft." William and Mary Quarterly, 29 (1972): 281-90.
- Woolf, Alan. "Witchcraft or Mycotoxin? The Salem Witch Trials." Clinical Toxicology 38 (2000): 457-60.
- Young, Christine Alice. From "Good Order" to Glorious Revolution: Salem, Massachusetts, 1681-1689. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1980.
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