Salem Witch Trials
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This paper looks at the Salem Witch Trials, why they came about, who was accused, who the accusers were and how the trials were carried out. The paper also takes a look at the social conditions prevailing at the times which contributed to the mass witch-hunts and executions of innocent victims.
From the Paper:"The Salem Witch Trials were held in the village of Salem, Massachusetts ( in Boyer and Nissenbaum xviii). At the time the village was split into two factions, one led by the Putnam family who were interested in gaining more autonomy for Salem Town, while the other, the Porter family was interested in the mercantile and political life of the Salem Village. Examination of the Salem Village record book, the minister's book and the tax records shows a long-standing pattern of contentious behavior and the witchcraft accusations were just..."
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Salem Witch Trials (2008, December 01) Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/salem-witch-trials-122328/
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