Witchcraft Trials in Colonial New England

Today, many people are interested in learning about colonial Connecticut witchcraft cases and trials. Suggestions for beginning research into this topic are given below. For a full list of our holdings, see the link to the Research Guide.


Taylor, John M. . The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut. New York: Grafton Press, [1908] [CSL call number BF 1576 .T25 1908]. A good summary of the witchcraft accusations and trials of Connecticut. Use with Tomlinson's Witchcraft Trials, below.


Tomlinson, R. G. Witchcraft Trials in Connecticut: The First Comprehensive, Documented History of Witchcraft Trials in Colonial Connecticut. Hartford: Bond Press, 1978 [CSL call number BF 1576 .T65 1978]. Excellent summary of Connecticut's witchcraft trials. Use in conjunction with Taylor.