The Salem Witch Trials Online History
http://www.thesalemwitchtrials.org

A travesty of justice, a lesson in history, and a warning for the future, the Salem witch trials continue to hold our attention our imaginations.  But where does one go for reliable information about the trials?  Movies, Television shows, Wikipedia?  Well, no, primary sources and good secondary sources will provide your best information.  This site attempts to link you to the best.


Primary resources:

The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692 - a fairly comprehensive collection from Douglas O. Linder, it includes books, petitions, and other documents produced at the time.  A must for any researcher.
The Salem Witchcraft Papers - thankfully our ancestors kept fairly accurate records of their injustices.  This site includes transcripts of judicial hearings, petitions, indictments, execution warrants, and other legal documents.  Easily searchable.
The Wonders of the Invisible World - The Reverend Cotton Mather's account of the Salem witch trials. 
More Wonders of the Invisible World - book by Robert Calef, who at the time mocked Mather's account of the witch trials and the general idea of witchcraft.


Secondary resources:
Justice at Salem - a free ebook about the trials in PDF that you can read on your Ipad, Kindle, or anything else.  The book, which presents an alternative view about the witch trials can also be purchased from Amazon.
The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History - well the name speaks for its self.
The Salem Witch Trials: A Reference Guide  - again, I think the title makes it clear.
Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692  - an up to date and well researched take on the trials.
Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem: Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies - a bit of a left-wing historial analysis, but still worth a look.