During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans-including author Diane Foulds--are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective.
About the Author
Diane E. Foulds, a tenth-generation descendent one of those hanged in Salem in 1692, is the author of three books, including Curious New England and Vermont: An Explorer's Guide. Her articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, and Yankee magazine.