The real story of the witch trials skip to content the atlantic popular how satan came to salem if 17th-century accounts of the events in salem seem convoluted, contradictory, and. This website contains such resources as seventeenth-century documents, miller's the crucible and cold war america witchcraft in salem village: intersections. The salem witch trials were a series of hearings therefore not over issues with the tryals of the new-england witches, sent in a letter.
Synopsis part of the enduring fascination of the salem witch trials is the fact that, to date, no one theory has been able to fully explain the events that ravaged salem in 1692. The following is an overview of important events in 17th century massachusetts: the salem witch trials: it is believed these issues were some of the. Schiff's purpose in the witches: salem, schiff correctly notes that salem comes down to us pockmarked by seventeenth-century deletions and studded with nineteenth-century inventions.
Important persons in the salem court records categories: executed died in jail officials associate magistrates trial critics ministers afflicted girls other accusers other accused defenders of the accused important historical topics all. Source for information on social and political issues: colonial america reference library dictionary in the early seventeenth century, african slaves were. Witchcraft and magic in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century europe by geoffrey scarre, john callow et al. Some really good stuff has been done on the salem witch trials, which you can find below: u/danhowlett1692 podcast on salem u/thetorontokid defense of witches (late edit: as u/sunagainstgold has correctly observed, i am only speaking about the exceptional events in massachusetts during the seventeenth century.
• the salem witchcraft trials as an expression of tensions in late seventeenth century massachusetts • the distinctive society of new mexico chapter outline. The salem witchcraft site: this site, by professor richard latner of tulane university, examines certain quantitative aspects of the outbreak of witchcraft accusations in salem salem witch museum: this site answers some commonly asked questions about the trials and witchcraft in the seventeenth century. In it, i try to make it clear that my speciality is 17th century history and the salem witchcraft trials, not miller's 20th century play, but it is obvious that most people who write to me haven't read enough of my site to grasp that.
College us history to 1877 (chapter 3) belief in witchcraft was widespread throughout europe in the seventeenth century true confessed to witchcraft in salem. By the late seventeenth century learned english jurists had become skeptical of testimony about spectral assaults, but the judges sitting in salem, led by stoughton and influenced by a letter from mather, decided to admit into testimony spectral evidence, in particular the uncorroborated testimony of adolescent girls regarding visitations (and. In a six-month period starting in january 1692 authorities in salem, massachusetts, accused over 100 men and women of witchcraft nineteen were convicted and hung at gallows hill, and one, giles corey, was pressed to death under a pile of stones five women accused mr corey of witchcraft in.
Transcriptions of the documentary evidence of the numerous attempts to prosecute eunice cole for witchcraft, as they appear in david d hall's witch-hunting in seventeenth-century new england: a documentary history, 1638-1692 reprinted at this site by permission of the publisher. In effect, the salem witch trials were over as years passed, apologies were offered and restitution was made to the victims' families historians and sociologists have examined this most complex episode in our history so that we may understand the issues of that era and view subsequent events with heightened awareness. The salem witch trials is a comprehensive and interactive digital reference to the largest and most famous witch hunt in american history it includes over 450 events in the witchcraft crisis of 1692-1693, plus more than 100 events in the years leading up to and also following the trials.