Abigail williams abigail williams was one of the main accusers in the salem witch trials the 11-year-old niece of reverend samuel parris showed signs of fits and hysterics in mid-january. The salem witchcraft trials have cast a spell over historians the causes of the hysteria from ergot poisoning to actual witchcraft throughout american history. An eyewitness account of the witch hysteria that gripped the puritan community of salem. Here you will find a list of sources with historical and other background information on the salem witchcraft trials of the history of salem, massachusetts.
The summer of 1692, was a dark period in the history of salem, massachusetts people were accused of witchcraft and sentenced to horrific punishments 20 people were. The salem witch trials of 1692 took place in salem, massachusetts overall, 141 people were arrested as 19 were hanged and one person crushed to. A collection of genealogical profiles related to salem witch trials (1692. The witches of salem four years before the salem trials witches and wizards extend as far back as recorded history the witch as salem conceived her. Salem witch trials in history and literature an undergraduate course, university of virginia spring semester 2001 in late february of 1692, reverend samuel parris. Salem witch trials: salem witch trials, in american history, investigations and trials of accused witches in salem village, massachusetts bay colony, in 1692–93.
Blumberg, jess a brief history of the salem witch trials smithsonian magazinesmithsoniancom, 24 oct 2007 web 10 may 2013 history channel. Students are often captivated by the story of the salem witch trials but do they understand the deeper causes of the crisis and do they see what the crisis reveals about life in. Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of the witch hunt and trials that occurred in salem, massachusetts, in the seventeenth century. Witchcraft in salem a scholar of the salem witch trials provides her take on arthur miller's play the crucible, which was inspired by the trials.
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