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  Salem Massachusetts - What about Witches The Witch Trials
Examination of a Witch, by T.H. Matteson 1853.
The events which led to the Witch Trials actually occurred in what is now the town of Danvers, then a parish of Salem Town, known as Salem Village.
Eerie memorabilia associated with the trials, such as the "Witch Pins" used in the examination of witches and a small bottle supposed to contain the finger bones of the victim George Jacobs can be found in the Clerk's Office in the Essec Superior Court House, Salem.
www.salemweb.com /guide/witches.shtml   (516 words)

  Salem Witch Trials - MSN Encarta
Salem Witch Trials, trials that occurred during the years 1692 and 1693 in the eastern counties of colonial Massachusetts in which people were accused of being witches.
Trials of women and men for witchcraft were common in Europe from the 1300s to the end of the 1600s.
In the Salem cases, as in previous witchcraft trials, the suspects were all indicted by grand juries and found guilty by juries of their neighbors, according to the rules of criminal procedure then in force.
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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.
The last witch trials took place in May of 1693, although people already found not guilty of witchcraft were not released until they paid their jailers' fees.
She believes that those afflicted in Salem, who claimed to have been bewitched, suffered from encephalitis lethargica, a disease whose symptoms match some of what was reported in Salem and could have been spread by birds and other animals (Aronson).
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 American Literature Essay Example: Puritan Literature and the Salem Witch Trials :: EssayAcademy.com
Between the months of June to September of 1692, the infamous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts resulted in the deaths of twenty men and women as a result of witchcraft charges.
Judges and jurors who had participated in the witch trials began issuing apologies for their lack of judgment and, by the end of 1692, all the accused who were still awaiting trials were released -- thus ending the witch hunts, the accusations, and any evidence of witches in Salem.
Breslaw, Elaine, Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem, (1982)
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 Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials hysteria occured in Salem, Massachusetts between 1692 to 1693.
As each women stood to testify in the Salem Witch Trials, the girls fell into fits claiming the womans specter was biting them, pinching them and roaming the room appearing as a animal or bird.
During the course of the trial a Rev. Samual Willard was accused of being a witch.
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 Salem Witch Trials of 1692
To understand the events of the Salem witch trials, it is necessary to examine the times in which accusations of witchcraft occurred.
The Salem witch hysteria of 1692 was one of the most tragic events in American history.
When the girls became "afflicted" and subsequently named the "witches", the supporters of James Bayley took the outrageous accusations of the hysterical girls as confirmation of what they already suspected, that their opponents were in league with Satan.
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 Salem Witch Trials of 1692 | Salem Village, Massachusetts | History | Witches | Witchcraft | Cause | Facts | Trial | ...
It was a period of unrest in Salem, Massachusetts at the end of the 17th Century.
It was because of Reverend Parris' daughter and niece that the Salem Witch Trials began.
Five years after the witch trials ended, Samuel Parris and his family moved to another town in Massachusetts, but the devastating effects of the witch trials lasted long after they had gone.
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 Salem Witch Trials
Witches and witch hunts are a part of the culture from which the settlers of Salem came from.
The belief is that witches should not reside in heaven or on earth, and that when there is a witch in a town, then that town suffers because of that witch.
This distrust is one of the contributing factors to the witch hunt.
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 Salem Witch Trials   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Witch Trials - Salem, Massachusetts - An introduction to the Salem Witch Trials.
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)

 Religious Movements Homepage: The Salem Witch Trials
While the specific trials of 1692 are important to America's history, the impact of the Salem Witch Trials is deeper than the simple chronology of events.
The European witch hunts were deeply rooted in the fears Europeans had of women and the sexuality of women.
This is the homepage for the Salem Witch Museum.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/salem.html   (2239 words)

 The Salem Witch Trials
Danvers was known as "Salem Village" in the 17th century, and there are still over a dozen houses in Danvers dating from that era, many of which are associated with the witchcraft tragedy of 1692.
Robert was a tailor, in Salem, and was admitted to the church on January 16, 1642 and became a deacon.
John was a farmer and Deputy Constable in Salem was the first one to recognize that the eight "witch bitches" were to blame for all the frenzy in his village.
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 Salem Witch Trials: Cotton Mather
Besides his involvement with the witch trials in Salem during the 1690s, Cotton Mather is remembered as one of the most influential Puritan ministers of his day.
In regard to the Salem witch trials, however, it was Mather's interest in the craft and actions of Satan that won him an audience with the most powerful figures involved in the trial proceedings, several of the judges and the local ministers in Salem.
Although Mather was not directly involved in the proceedings of the Salem witch trials, he wrote a letter to one of the magistrates in the trials, John Richards of Boston, urging caution in the use of spectral evidence.
www.iath.virginia.edu /salem/people/c_mather.html   (1264 words)

 Salem Witch Trials
Although the accusations of witchcraft at Salem described by Cotton Mather in The Wonders of the Invisible World have become the most notorious example of the hysteria about witches, the events of 1692-1693 were neither the first nor the only instances of such accusations in New England.
The true end to the trials of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, however, came on October 3, 1692 when Increase Mather, father of Cotton Mather, preached a sermon that was soon published as Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits Personating Men.
Boyer and Nissenbaum argue that what happened at Salem was the outgrowth of conflicts between the rising mercantile class and the people who were tied to a land-based economy--that is, that the wealth and power of the merchants "were achieved at the expense of the farmers" (Karlsen 212).
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 Salem Witch Trials   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most people generally view the Salem witch trials as a great tragedy that was forced on the villagers by rumors and superstitions, which spread into an outbreak of panic and fear of outsiders and neighbors.
Because Salem Village was a community slowly separating from Salem Town, the villagers were suspicious of out-of-towners, business and retail owners and especially those who lived closer to the eastern side of the village closer to Salem Town.
Even more so, the Salem witch trials revealed clear evidence of early American pre-judgment toward a diverse religion and lifestyle of innocent victims who had fallen prey to a village full of superstitious and hysteric people.
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 All about the Salem Witch Trials, by Mark Gribben
Like many of the other Salem Village young women, Betty was spending a great deal of unsupervised time with the slave Tituba, but Parris had owned the half Carib Indian-half African woman and her husband, John, since he had arrived in Barbados years before and trusted them.
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/1.html   (1278 words)

 Salem Witch Trials
This project consists of an electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records.
Identify the way that the trials were conducted; i.e., testimony, type of evidence allowed, defense, etc. Conduct the mock trial as accurately as possible.
This unit begins with an overview of Puritain doctrine in relation to the Salem Witch Trials of the late 17th century.
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 Salem Witch Trials
When Linnda Caporael began nosing into the Salem Witch Trials as a college student in the early 1970s, she had no idea that a common grain fungus might be responsible for the terrible events of 1692.
LSD is a derivative of ergot, a fungus that affects rye grain.
A Commemorative Cemetery was built in honor of the people that died in the Salem Witch Trials.
www.salems-den.com /SalemWitchTrials.html   (787 words)

 Salem Witch Trials
This project consists of an electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records.
Identify the way that the trials were conducted; i.e., testimony, type of evidence allowed, defense, etc. Conduct the mock trial as accurately as possible.
The European Witch Craze started roughly during conclusion of the 15th century and peaked during the first half of the seventeenth century.
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 The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692
From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging.
Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges.
Hundreds of others faced accusations of witchcraft; dozens languished in jail for months without trials until the hysteria that swept through Puritan Massachusetts subsided.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm   (76 words)

 Salem Witch Craft Trials
The opprobrious epithet of witch-city which has tenaciously clung to Salem since 1692 is due to the fact that the witch trials and executions took place in that town.
About noon at Salem, Giles Cory was pressed to death for standing mute; much pains was used with him two days, one after another, by the court and Captain Gardner of Nantucket who had been of his acquaintance, but all in vain.
While the term "Salem Witches" is common nowadays, it ignores the fact that most of the accused were not from Salem.
www.coryfamsoc.com /resources/articles/witch.htm   (5878 words)

 DNK Amazon Store :: A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials
This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad.
Salem's witch-hunt suddenly ceased when Boston's higher and more educated classes were called upon and when Salem's inhabitants visually realized what they were doing.
The fascinating topic of the Salem witch trials is thoroughly examined for political, religious, economic, psychological, and social causes and is explained in the fullest of detail.
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 Salem Witch Trials
In an effort to expose the "witches", John Indian baked a witch cake made with rye meal and the afflicted girls' urine.
This counter-magic was meant to reveal the identities of the "witches" to the afflicted girls.
Bridget Bishop was hanged in Salem, the first official execution of the Salem witch trials.
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 Salem Witch Trials
This counter-magic was meant to reveal the identities of the "witches" to the afflicted girls.
Bridget Bishop was hanged in Salem, the first official execution of the Salem witch trials.
In an effort to expose the witches afflicting his life, Joseph Ballard of nearby Andover enlisted the aid of the accusing girls of Salem.
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 Salem Witch Trials
Many of the accused were women, prompting some recent historians to suggest that charges of witchcraft were a way of controlling women who threatened the existing economic and social order.
All would await trial for a crime punishable by death in 17th-century New England, the practice of witchcraft.
Victims of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692
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 The Salem Witch Trials
The witch trials occurred in reaction to the public's real fear of witchcraft.
Salem was not unique, witch hunts occurred throughout Europe and the colonies and resulted in the persecution and execution of hundreds of people.
Social and economic tensions motivated the witch trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1690s.
www.udel.edu /dssep/tools_hist/hist-witch.htm   (282 words)

 The Salem Witch Trials, 1692
Martha Corey was different; she was an upstanding member of the Puritan congregation - her revelation as a witch demonstrated that Satan's influence reached to the very core of the community.
They affirmed she had a yellow bird that used to suck betwixt her fingers; and being asked about it, if the had any familiar spirit that attended her, she said she had no familiarity with any such thing, she was a gospel woman, which title she called herself by.
The afflicted persons asked her why she did not go to the company of witches which were before the meeting house mustering.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /salem.htm   (1251 words)

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