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  Salem witch trials - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Salem witch trials, which began in 1692 (also known as the Salem witch hunt and the Salem witchcraft episode), resulted in a number of convictions and executions for witchcraft in both Salem Village and Salem Town, Massachusetts.
In 1692, Salem Village was torn by internal disputes between neighbors who disagreed about the choice of Samuel Parris as its first ordained minister.
As the number of accusations grew, the jail populations of Salem, Ipswich, Charlestown, Cambridge, and Boston swelled and a new problem surfaced: the new governor and charter for the colony were only a few months from arriving.
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 Salem, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salem was founded at the mouth of the Naumkeag River in 1626 by a company of fishermen from Cape Ann led by Roger Conant, and incorporated in 1629.
Incorporated a city in 1836, Salem adopted a city seal in 1839 with the motto "Divitis Indiae usque ad ultimum sinum" -- "To the farthest port of the rich East." Nathaniel Hawthorne was overseer of the port from 1846 until 1849.
Salem and its silting harbor were increasingly eclipsed by Boston and New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salem,_Massachusetts   (1342 words)

  
 Salem Witchcraft: the Events and Causes of the Salem Witch Trials
In October of 1691 a new Salem Village Committee was elected that was comprised mostly of Parris’ opponents.
Two magistrates from Salem Town, John Hathorne, the great-grandfather of famed writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (Nathaniel added a "w" to his name to help disassociate himself from this great-grandfather) and Jonathan Corwin, traveled to Salem Village to investigate the cases of witchcraft.
Salem Village separated from Salem Town in 1752 and became the town of Danvers.
www.salemwitchtrials.com /salemwitchcraft.html   (4355 words)

  
 Salem Witch Trials of 1692
In January of 1692, the daughter and niece of Reverend Samuel Parris of Salem Village became ill. William Griggs, the village doctor, was called in when they failed to improve.
To understand the events of the Salem witch trials, it is necessary to examine the times in which accusations of witchcraft occurred.
A strong belief in the devil, factions among Salem Village ' families and rivalry with nearby Salem Town combined with a recent small pox epidemic and the threat of attack by warring tribes created a fertile ground for fear and suspicion.
www.witchway.net /times/salemwitchtrials.html   (736 words)

  
 JURIST – The Salem Witchcraft Trials
In a village where everyone believed that the devil was real, close at hand, and acted in the real world, the suspected affliction of the girls became an obsession.
The degree to which defendants in Salem were able to take advantage of their modest protections varied considerably, depending on their own acuteness and their influence in the community.
There was even testimony that while being transported under guard past the Salem meeting house, she looked at the building and caused a part of it to fall to the ground.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /famoustrials/salem.php   (2905 words)

  
 POICA-Another Israeli violation against the village of Salem
Today, the village's population is about 5500 according to the latest survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS 2005) and occupies an area of 10294 dunums classified as Area B (3134 dunums) and Area C (7160 dunums).
Salem village is an agricultural community in that the majority of its lands (39%) are classified as arable lands where a wide variety of Fruitful trees are cultivated, most Old Roman Olive trees.
The village has been subjected to a number of attacks during the past few weeks, the most recent was when a group of Israeli settlers set fire to 300 dunums of lands planted with Olive trees belonging to the village (October 18, 2005).
www.poica.org /editor/case_studies/view.php?recordID=700   (866 words)

  
 The Salem Witch - Salem Witchcraft
Salem is the historic setting of the infamous witch trials of 1692, during which twenty innocent people were executed, accused by the local authorities of worshiping the devil.
Salem Village, now the town of Danvers, was paralyzed with fear.
The people of 1692 Salem Village were probably innocent Christians who may have differed from the established social order, causing suspicion amongst the neighboring villagers.
www.salemwitch.com /salemwitchcraft.php   (369 words)

  
 Salem Witch Trials of 1692 | Salem Village, Massachusetts | History | Witches | Witchcraft | Cause | Facts | Trial | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It was a period of unrest in Salem, Massachusetts at the end of the 17th Century.
Many of the farmers resided in Salem Village and were bent on separating from Salem Town.
It was because of Reverend Parris' daughter and niece that the Salem Witch Trials began.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p2536.htm   (465 words)

  
 Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witchcraft Papers - Verbatim (word for word) transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 / compiled and transcribed in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration.
Salem Web: What about Witches - An overview of the period in which this took place, including a chronology of events and a memorial to the people who died.
Salem: Witch Trials: The World Behind the Hysteria - Learn this history of the trials, watch a multimedia movie, and read biographies of people representative of Salem at that time.
www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us /departments/research/salem_witch_trials.htm   (278 words)

  
 Salem Witch Trials of 1692 at Salem Village, Massachusetts
When the infamous Salem Witch Trials were over, 19 men and women were hanged to death on Gallows Hill, 4 died in prison, and one defiant man, Giles Corey, was pressed to death beneath a board and stones in a torturous attempt to obtain a confession.
The Salem cemetery, (the 2nd oldest cemetery in the country), still holds the final resting places for many of the 'Witch Trial' participants and, though the tombstones are worn from time they are still legible.
As Salem did not have a courthouse in 1692, the trials were held at the Inn of John Ingersoll.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Cabin/1692/salem.html   (592 words)

  
 Salem, Massachusetts -- History
A strong belief in the devil, factions among Salem Village families and rivalry with nearby Salem Town combined with a recent small pox epidemic and the threat of attack by warring tribes created a fertile ground for fear and suspicion.
Standing as a reminder of the lessons of tolerance and understanding learned from the Salem Witch Trials, the memorial creates a quiet, contemplative environment in which to evoke the spirit and strength of those people who chose to die rather than compromise their personal truths.
The stories of the Salem Witch Trials of 1629 are told at the Salem Witch Museum, Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers, Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and the Witch House.
www.salem.org /witch_trials.asp   (598 words)

  
 Salem Witch Trials
He moved to Salem Village with his wife Elizabeth, his six-year-old daughter Betty, niece Abagail Williams, and his Indian slave Tituba, acquired by Parris in Barbados.
It was easy to believe in 1692 in Salem, with an Indian war raging less than seventy miles away (and many refugees from the war in the area) that the devil was close at hand.
Norton contends that the enthusiasm of the Salem court in prosecuting the witchcraft cases owed in no small measure to the judges' desire to shift the "blame for their own inadequate defense of the frontier." Many of the judges, Norton points out, played lead roles in a war effort that had been markedly unsuccessful.
www.wyldwytch.com /weavings/articles/talking_stick/pages/salem_witch_trials.htm   (2822 words)

  
 Web Bibliography
Known as Salem Village in the 17th century, there are still over a dozen houses in Danvers dating from that era.
Old Sturbridge Village's purpose is to provide modern Americans with a deepened understanding of their own times through a personal encounter with the New England past.
Salem Maritime, was the first National Historic Site in the National Park System, was established to preserve and interpret the maritime history of New England and the United States.
www.salemstate.edu /landmark/WebBib.htm   (2136 words)

  
 Salem College History
Salem College's history began in 1766, when the Moravians, an early Protestant denomination, established the village of Salem.
In its early years, Salem was run by the unmarried women of the Moravian community, who were known as "Single Sisters." Oesterlein and her fellow Sisters were economically self-sufficient, a rare condition for women of the 18th century.
The meticulous records of the Moravians show that Salem educated girls of African-American heritage as early as 1785, and that in the 1820s, the daughter of a Cherokee Indian chief attended the school but left to join the Trail of Tears.
www.salem.edu /about/history.php   (355 words)

  
 All about the Salem Witch Trials, by Mark Gribben
The village was supposed to provide him with an allotment of firewood during the winter, but half the congregation had failed to supply their tithe.
As Salem prospered, more families moved to the outskirts of town, into the area informally known as "Salem Farms." The Farms was still under the jurisdiction of Salem Town and subject to the theocratic rule of the church there, but as time passed the division between the townspeople and the farmers grew.
The tithes assessed against the farmers were significant revenue sources for the Salem Town church and a request by the farmers to build a church of their own was not a matter to be treated lightly.
www.crimelibrary.com /notorious_murders/not_guilty/salem_witches   (1571 words)

  
 Petersburg, Illinois - New Salem State Park
New Salem was a growing community, boasting a sawmill and gristmill, a tavern, general stores, a post office, stagecoach stop and several craftsmen.
A village brought back to life with oxen, farm animals, craftsmen and interpreters giving you a historic overview of an era gone by.
No matter when you visit New Salem State Historic Site, you'll always find interpretive staff throughout the village willing to take you back into history and help you imagine life as it was in those exciting days of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President of the United States.
www.petersburgil.com /p_newsalem.html   (415 words)

  
 Witchcraft in Salem Village: Intersections of Religion and Society - The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Several adolescent girls in Salem Village began to exhibit strange and alarming symptoms that some of their parents quickly came to interpret as the result of witchcraft.
In their view, what prompted accusations of witchcraft were the anxieties and resentments festering among some Salem Village families who were faltering and falling behind in a society being rapidly transformed by the quest for profit and material comforts.
Still other historians have turned their attention toward Salem Village because it figures as a spectacular example of how "pagan" forms of supernatural belief endured even in the fervently Christian culture of Puritan New England.
www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080 /tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/salemwc.htm   (1161 words)

  
 Book Excerpts - Witchcraft in Salem Village: Intersections of Religion and Society - The Seventeenth and Eighteenth ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
But what confronted Salem Village, as seems clear in retrospect, was not a handful (even a large handful) of "deviants." It was a group of people who were on the advancing edge of profound historical change.
The village was the "edge" of the two worlds, where a vast Atlantic commercial system, throughout whose reaches people and consumer durables were in constant motion, met a wilderness, whose natives, long put upon by a foreign force, still struggled to protect their ways and their lands.
Rebecca Johnson told the Salem court in 1692 that, wanting to know if her son "was alive or dead," she had her daughter perform "the turneing of the sieve.
www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080 /tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/salemwc2.htm   (1523 words)

  
 Account of Salem Events in 1692   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He moved to Salem Village with his wife Elizabeth, his six-year-old daughter Betty, niece Abigail Williams, and slave Tituba, a West African native acquired by Parris in Barbados.
Other villagers came forward to offer stories of cheese and butter mysteriously gone bad or animals born with deformities after visits by one of the suspects.
When Burroughs on Gallows Hill continued to insist on his innocence and then recited the Lord's Prayer perfectly (something witches were thought incapable of doing), the crowd was reportedly "greatly moved." Cotton Mather, who was in attendance, intervened and reminded the crowd that Burroughs had had his day in court and lost.
www.the-night.net /witches/salem.htm   (2820 words)

  
 Salem, Massachusetts -- International Visitors
Salem, nicknamed the "Witch City" because of the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, is located on the Atlantic coast just 16 miles (about 30 minutes) north of Boston and is easily accessible by car, train, bus or boat.
Afterwards, you might want to board the Salem Trolley or walk along the Heritage Trail, marked by a red line, to The House of the Seven Gables that inspired Hawthorne's novel of the same name.
With the cries of gulls on the ocean breezes, imagine the times when magnificent sailing ships ruled the waves, and Salem was our nation's most important and active port.
www.salem.org /int_visitor.asp   (1091 words)

  
 Salem Massachusetts - Salem Tales
In 1930, the city of Salem set out to re-create Salem as it would have appeared at the time of John Winthrop's arrival in 1630.
The project was part of Salem's contribution to the Massachusetts Tercentenary celebration in 1930.
A year later, however, the Commission was signing a contract with Pioneer Village Associates, headed by Peter LaChapelle of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and David Goss of the House of the Seven Gables, to restore and manage the once-popular site.
www.salemweb.com /tales/pioneervillage.shtml   (421 words)

  
 Landmark Tour
Salem - The Village of Peace was first settled in 1761 and has many historic and architecturally beautiful homes and landmarks.
A walking tour through the village can be taken with the assistance of a map identifying all of the important locations with an accompanying description of their historical significance.
Fairchild was a practicing attorney, president of Salem Village Corporation and trustee for Washington Academy.
www.sover.net /~salemny/histh11.html   (655 words)

  
 Danvers, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most of the early victims and accusers of the 1692 Salem witch trials lived in the then Salem Village.
While early depositions and interviews took place in Salem Village starting in February 1692, the actual trials and a majority of depositions and interviews were moved to the nearby Salem Town (now Salem, Massachusetts) in May 1692.
Danvers was first settled in 1636 and was officially incorporated in 1757.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danvers,_Massachusetts   (724 words)

  
 Salem international
With Salem a community has been created in which the highest value is life and health that is closely connected to life, and includes the body as well as the soul.
In the Salem community faith in the future of humans, in life and the recreation of health in all of nature, leads to the harmony in its whole.
When one is surrounded by questions, Salem helps with an answer, when a child is alone, Salem is the hand on his or her shoulder, and when there is darkness, Salem is there with a light.
www.saleminternational.org /english/en_friends.htm   (3229 words)

  
 Lincoln's New Salem - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Signs on the log buildings explain various aspects of the village's history, and on most days, especially during tourist season, interpreters dressed in period clothing may be encountered throughout the village.
At the entrance to the historical village is a visitor center that houses museum exhibits and a 250-seat auditorium.
While the village is New Salem’s greatest attraction, most of the site's nearly 700 acres are a wooded park with hiking trails, picnic areas, and playground equipment.
www.illinoishistory.gov /hs/new_salem.htm   (544 words)

  
 Witchcraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This village was established in the late 1630's when a group of farmers moved 5 miles from Salem Town to the area now known as "Danvers Highlands".
By 1672 Salem Village became a separate parish at which time they built a meeting house and hired their own minister.
Their parents tried to discover what was causing their distress, and village doctor, William Griggs, gave his opinion that the girls were the victims of witchcraft.
www.danvers-ma.org /witch.htm   (362 words)

  
 Salem Witch Trials - 1692 Salem - DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The events of 1692 took place during a difficult and confusing period for Salem Village.
Salem Village faced daily challenges closer to home as well.
But there may have been stronger factors behind the witch hunts—the Puritan lifestyle, a strong belief in the Devil and witchcraft, the divisions within Salem Village, and the expectations of children.
school.discovery.com /schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/life   (241 words)

  
 The Salem Witchcraft GIS
The GIS of "Salem Village in 1692" is part of an electronic Research Archive of primary source materials related to the Salem witch trials of 1692.
The documents also refer to conflicts between neighbors in the Village and to kinship ties among various families in the Village.
Important property disputes stand in the background of the Village's experience, among families later caught up in the witchcraft trials, and the map shows the disputed property boundries.
fisher.lib.virginia.edu /libsites/salem   (372 words)

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