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Salem Witch Hunts
A look at the historical context of the Salem witch hunts.
# 133709 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750)

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The paper relates that the history of witchcraft is a mystical reporting of historical facts; just like all events in history, the remembrance of the events are skewed by the interpretations of those who write about it. The paper also notes that once an event has taken on a mystical value it is difficult if not impossible to get people to believe anything different. The paper discusses how the need to have good and evil and the need for history to turn out positive in some way undermine the realities and the historical context of the past.

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"It was 1692 in Salem Village, a 14 year old girl was confessing to being guilty of witchcraft. "I have seen sights & been scared," confessed the girl (Norton, Katzman, Blight, Chudacoff, Paterson, Tuttle, Escott & Brophy preface). The words of this young girl are all it took towards the end of the Indian War to be declared a witch and killed for being so. What is rarely discussed when the topic of the Salem Witch trials is discussed is the effect the Indian War had. Many times it was in trying to find someone to blame for defeat in battle that people were accused being witches. Instead of a magistrate taking the blame himself for sending away..."

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