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    has been a destructive mistake resulting in many misfortunes, especially in the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism. With no one opposing the accusers, those accused of practicing witchcraft in The Salem Witch Trials were condemned. Witchcraft was thought to be diabolical in the 17th century, which meant that people were highly skeptical of each other. Paranoia of witchery commenced in the early 1690’s in Salem Village, Massachusetts. It began with the accusation of Tituba, who was…

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    Salem lacking a governor gave them no authority figure, leading to chaos. Since Massachusetts was still under the rule of Great Britain, they had to send over any government officials over to America from Britain. While the colony was waiting for their new governor to arrive, the witch trials took place and “By the time the new governor, William Phips, arrived in Massachusetts, the jails were already filed with alleged witches” (Life in Salem 1692, par. 2). This proves that the fact that Salem…

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    October 2015 Suicide or Witchcraft, Lives of the Religious Woman Throughout history and leading into the Salem Witch Trials women have been accused of witchcraft in far greater numbers than men. Carol Karlsen, in her book The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England, Karlsen gives the terms of women being accused in numbers. The mass outbreak of accusations in Salem and surrounding areas by the middle of 1692, was 185 people were accused and 70 percent of those people…

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    The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 Lies. Pain. Death. The Salem Witch Trials were a horrible time for many innocent people; to the way it started, to the way it ended. There were more than 200 accusations of witchcraft, 20 executions and many other deaths due to starvation and bad treatment in jails. This event marked Massachusetts’s history, by its atrocious and dreadful history. 1. The Beginning The Salem Witch Trials started in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts, when a group of young girls started…

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    twenty-first century studies on the Salem Witch Trials, some other psychological and gender issues appear. Mary Beth Norton, an American historian, looks at these issues as a cause of the fits that the girls had. The girls may have had fits as a guilty response towards the participation in fortune telling. Norton also attributes the cause to the post-traumatic experiences that the Indian War caused on the population. Norton is unclear of the roots cause of the Salem Witch Hysteria as she says it…

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    In the early 1690’s puritans in New England believed god was punishing them. In Salem, Massachusetts blamed many members of the town for doing witchcraft. Two of the accused women were Tituba and Rebecca Nurse. Tituba confessed to doing witchcraft because she did not want to die, while Rebecca Nurse denied because she did not want to ruin her reputation. During the Salem Witch Trails Tituba admitted to preforming witchcraft. According to Tituba “The other pulled mee & hauled me to pinch the…

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    Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum explain how Salem Town and Salem Village had social and financial issues between each other which was like a war between the two leading up to what we know as the Salem Witch Trials. Salem Possessed sheds more light on the Salem Witch Trials, than that of what we learned in school and of what I thought I knew. The Witch Trials were mainly caused by the feuds between the Town and the Village about the village becoming its own entity and being independent, money,…

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    However, what is known is that he spent his youth in Lancaster, Massachuetts, and then eventually moved to Groton and married Margaret Wilkins in the 1680s. The Wilkin family disapproved of the marriage, this disapproval would soon play a role in the salem trial. Willard was a deputy constable who contributed to helping arrest accused people of witchcraft. At one of the trials he is quoted as saying, " Hang them. They ar all witches." Ironically, he started to doubt the legitimacy of the trials,…

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    rope sustaining Bridget Bishop. This happened during 1692 in Salem. Why were 20 people in Salem hung? What was the cause? One of the causes for the Salem Witch Trials was that little girls envied the older women’s power. They were also “ Drunk With Power” as they kept accusing older women. Also the poor were jealous of the rich people, which also started the witch trials. All in all, little girls who were “ Drunk with Power” started the Salem Witch Trials. Little girls accused older women of…

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    Witchcraft took place in many places around the world, including Salem, Massachusetts, England, and Scotland. Most people that were accused of being witches rejected Jesus and holy sacraments. Also, they were said to have made pacts with evil spirits. Although Witchcraft occurred in some places earlier than others, it had the same concept everywhere. One of the many places where witchcraft was popular was in Salem, Massachusetts. Witchcraft accusations started when people started…

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