Looking into the underlying causes of the salem witch trials in the 17th century. Destination salem's stacia cooper says these tourists come to visit sites and museums associated with the salem witch trials, where 20. Salem witch trials, (june 1692–may 1693), in american history, a series of investigations and persecutions that caused 19 convicted “witches” to be hanged and. Many history teachers use the salem witch trials to teach their students about the dangers of what can happen when mass hysteria takes over. Here you will find a list of sources with historical and other background information on the salem witchcraft trials of 1692, curated by your hpl librarians.
That was the day that started it all — the wild accusations, the interrogations, and the deaths we now associate with the salem witch trials. The salem witch trials of 1692 represent not only a dark time in colonial america but also a curious medical mystery the trials began when several young girls. Adult book titles ya 1334 jac the witchcraft of salem village / by shirley jackson ya 1334 mag 2008 the salem witch trials by kekla magoon 1334 mar.
A bunch of bullshit trials back in 1692 a bunch of women and men were hanged because of a bunch of little girls trying to get attention the evidence that was. The material presented in the salem witch trials documentary archive is provided freely for non-commercial educational purposes all other uses require . Salem was unique, however, because the largest witch panic in the colonies occurred there, even as the witch trials in mother england were on.
Writers and artists used the salem witch trials to show why government persecutes the innocent, how the ignorant masses are manipulated or why people get. In order to bring home the emotional power of the salem witch trials, devote time to a whole-class dramatic reading of arthur miller's the crucible assign your. To play salem witchcraft trial jeopardy, click on one of the dollar amounts above an answer will appear try to provide the question that corresponds to that.
When the salem witch trials occurred in 1692, the colonial authorities imposed a publication ban, thinking it best if no one wrote about them. By the time salem's witch trials started in 1692, connecticut was already winding down its half-century of persecution. What was the cause of the salem witch trials this article assesses the differing puritan and enlightenment views on the salem witch trials. Background: the salem witchcraft trials of 1692 have been studied by many historians looking for the complex social, political, and psychological determinants.
The salem witchcraft trials: a legal history [peter charles hoffer] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers in late seventeenth-century new. Their greatest victim was george burroughs, a former minister of salem village 1 hill, frances, a delusion of satan: the full story of the salem witch trials. The role of salem witchcraft trials in the history of the united states of america. The infamous salem witch trials began during the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in salem village, massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the.
However, there is another puritanical history that tends to haunt us in october: the salem witch trials from 1692-1693 in colonial massachusetts, more than 200. Peter charles hoffer, a historian long familiar with the salem witchcraft trials, now reexamines this notorious episode in american history and presents many of. When i was younger i was fascinated by the salem witch trials, so it was a real treat when i finally went to salem, massachusetts, this fall to. Abigail williams was one of the first people afflicted during the salem witch trials and one of the first to accuse others of witchcraft then she.