• Kyle Ward, History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling over the Last 200 Years (New York: The New Press, 2006), 64-69.

Textbook Twisters: Salem Witch Trials


History isn't an unchanging entity, set, stable, and untouchable—it's also how historians tell the story of the past, based on both on what they know and what they choose to pass on and emphasize. How has U.S. history changed in the telling? Examine each history textbook passage on the Salem Witch Trials and connect it to the year of publication.