Witches and Witch-hunts
by Milton Meltzer Illustrated by Barry Moser
In this fascinating, thought-provoking book, master historian Milton Meltzer examines witch-hunts from around the world. From fifteenth-century France to Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, from Adolf Hitler to Joseph McCarthy, devastating witch-hunts were fed by superstition and have threatened societies with their hysteria.
Here is a book that presents the truth behind the frenzy, taking an engaging yet sobering look at prejudice, discrimination, and murder practiced in the name of the betterment of society.
- 9, 10, 11, 12
- Interest Level
- Grades 4 - 7
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