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Old Weird America: Satan in Salem Village, The Witch Hunt of 1692 / Thursday, March 11 6:00 PM

March 4, 2021 at 9:21 AM by Cathy Polovina


During the summer of 1692, nineteen women and men from a small Massachusetts village were carted out to a hill near town to be hanged as witches, while hundreds more stood accused. What brought the paranoid fear of supernatural evil into the hearts of Salem’s citizens and why did they suddenly begin to accuse each other of consorting with the devil? And why, by the end of the same year, did the accusers confessed they had been “sadly deluded and mistaken” in their judgment?

 

 

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BIBLIOGRAPHY (All titles available at KPL)

Emerson BakerA Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience.

Mary Beth NortonIn the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692.

Marilynne RoachSix Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials 

Marilynne RoachThe Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege. 

Stacy SchiffThe Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem.

Also try: Unobscured—season 1, a 12 episode Podcast by Aaron Mahnke.