The most useful books in English that help explain understand the overall phenomenon of the Witch Hunts are listed right below. After the line break are more specialized studies and works of varying quality annotated largely by students of varying ability. At the bottom of the page are listed collections of primary sources, the best way to learn about the witch hunts.
General Works; Anthropological Background; History of Demonology; Witchcraft as Fertility Cult; Learned Magical Tradition and the Faust Legend; Medieval Witch Beliefs; 16th & 17th Century Witch Trials - England - Scotland - Colonial America - Germany - France - Switzerland - Spain - Italy; Midwives; Demonic Possession and Exorcism; Connections between Witchcraft and Possession Cases; Jewish Magical Tradition; Jews as Sorcerers
Bibliography, Historiography, and Reference; General; Social Sciences; Demonology; Magic; Women; Eastern Europe; England and Wales; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; The Low Countries; Russia; Scandinavia; Scotland; Spain and Portugal; Switzerland; Art and Literature; Modern Editions; United States
Magic and the Supernatural (secondary sources from JSTOR)