Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt Of 1962

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During the late sixteenth century, witch hunts were gaining momentum. Women and some men were being accused of performing witch craft and were sent to trial. The interesting topic of these trials is that if you were someone’s enemy, you could be accused of being a witch.
The way that women dressed and what their social status was, played a major part in how society back then was formed. In Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1962, being a misunderstood woman with enemies or a woman who dressed like a witch in an accusatory dominated society dictated whether or not you would be named in the trials. In the wake of the allegations against women and some men in the Stamford, Connecticut witch hunt, many people were on edge and seized
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The magistrates could have seen her frustration as guilt and that alone could have altered how the court would have decide if she was guilty enough to be punished in front of her peers. These witch trials were biased based off of how the women were brought to the public due to their questionable history with the people around town. The witch trials in the sixteenth century sparked a vast movement of people pointing the blame at others that they had a lot of issues with. It started in Salem and spread like a disease that was passed to the people in Stamford Connecticut. The women that were older, kept to themselves and caused rifts in their neighborhoods, were targeted way more than the women who were young and were higher up in the social scene. It also did not help if women were dressed in clothing that were tattered and lacked the appeal that most of the communities back then saw from well established women. In Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692, being a misunderstood woman with enemies or a woman who dressed like a witch in an accusatory dominated society dictated whether or not you would be named in the

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