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Tituba of Salem Village

Author: Ann Petry
Publisher: New York : Crowell, 1964.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells how Tituba, a slave, was sold in Barbados to a preacher bound for Boston and became one of three women convicted at the beginning of the Salem witch trials. The story of the slave Tituba and her husband, John Indian, from the day they were sold in Barbados until the tragic Salem witchcraft trials. In the Salem Village of 1692, superstition and hysteria peaked with the Salem witch trials. One of the first three  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Tituba; Tituba; Tituba.
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Petry
ISBN: 069082677X 9780690826777
OCLC Number: 301846
Description: 254 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Ann Petry.

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Tells how Tituba, a slave, was sold in Barbados to a preacher bound for Boston and became one of three women convicted at the beginning of the Salem witch trials. The story of the slave Tituba and her husband, John Indian, from the day they were sold in Barbados until the tragic Salem witchcraft trials. In the Salem Village of 1692, superstition and hysteria peaked with the Salem witch trials. One of the first three "witches" condemned is Tituba, a slave from Barbados. "This restrained but dramatic narrative ... brings to life not only Tituba but also those around her, and shows how suspicion against her culminated in her arrest and trial."

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