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    YES Lyle Koehler believes that the hysteria of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts during 1692-1693 was the product of young women rebelling and taking advantage of an opportunity of exercising power otherwise not afforded to them in the patriarchal, puritan society in which they lived. Koehler references sociologist Dodd Bogart’s conclusion of why the accusing or “bewitched” residents of Salem began to fall into hysteria. Bogart said that demon or witch charges provided a kind of catharsis for…

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    The Crucible is set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1693. Salem is a Puritan community meaning they were members of a group of English Protesters who regarded the Reformation of the Church of England. They sought to reduce and conduct forms of worship. It was a very restrictive society although Puritans fled England to escape religious persecution. They came to America to establish a society founded around religious intolerance. Children and adults were expected to act and behave under the same set…

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    detail about what caused the Salem Witch Trials that started in the 1690s and how it impacted the lives of the people living in Salem, Oregon. It also includes the perspectives of those accused, in addition to reasons why the accusers thought a specific person or group was guilty of practicing witchcraft. It’s an excellent source for gathering background information about the play The Crucible, as it mentions all of the characters in the play and how they impacted the Salem Witch Trials.…

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    Salem Witch Trial

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    “The Visible and Invisible Worlds of Salem” describes the mysterious troubles experienced in Salem Village during the winter of 1691-1692 (Davidson & Lytle, 2005, p. 25). Accusations of witchcraft led to the death of twenty individuals. Reverend Samuel Parris’ daughter and niece came down with afflictions. The girls appeared to have pains, pricks, and convulsions. Many individuals, mostly women, were imprisoned. This forced them to defend themselves through forceful interrogation techniques…

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    The Salem witch trials were the first and only witch hunt to result in numerous deaths and rely mainly on spectral evidence. Most importantly, Salem did not follow the standard set by previous possessions: to keep the accusations made by the possessed inside the household. The accusations were used for selfish and greedy reasons. Salem Village was dealing with land disputes within the village and trying to gain independence from Salem Town in 1692. Some of Salem’s residents moved from Maine due…

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    Were Socioeconomic Tensions Responsible for the Witchcraft Hysteria in Salem? When conducting my research on the Salem Witch Trial era in the year of 1692, there seems to be the same question that people want answers to, which is what caused the Salem Witch trials?. When you sit-down and think about what happened, this kind of question can come to anybody mind naturally. But even though it seems to be an easy question, unfortunately, it seems that it doesn't have an easy answer. That Is why…

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    The salem witch trials began when some little girls had extreme sicknesses. Nobody knew what the cause of the illness was. Then the little girls started accusing random women of witchcraft. Eventually, people started accusing each other of witchcraft. But what exactly caused the salem witch trials? Based on information and readings, I believe that the real reason behind the salem witch trials was revenge and economics. Let's go back to the years 1640-1700. During those years, there were two…

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    trials in United States history. The puritan community of Salem has become married to notions of hysteria, mystery, and dark magic. However, through the investigation of Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum in their book Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, the roots of the trials are revealed to be community based. If the events of the witch-trials are seen as symptoms for socio-economic tensions between the Salem Town and Salem Village, a clearer picture begins to form of the…

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    very inventive imaginations. In Salem, two young girls sparked an outbreak of events involving witchcraft leaving Salem village in chaos. Whether they were making up these occurrences up or not, the people of Salem were soon all against each other. The Salem Witch trials had many negative effects on Salem village at the time, because the whole village fell apart. Salem Village, located in North Massachusetts, was named after Jerusalem which means “City of Peace”. Salem was first founded in…

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    Fear and corruption run rampant during one of America’s darkest periods. 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts was a time of fear, allegation, and distress. The town of Salem will forever be linked to the witch trials and the executions of innocent victims. One person tortured to death, five others die in prison, and nineteen men and women hanged (6). The atmosphere surrounding Salem was ripe for the occasion. Some of the predominant causes of the Trials were a combination of the strict Puritan codes…

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