Learn what really happened during the witch trials producer: carrie matsko videographers: damien cooney/ caleb kinchlow editor: peter bustetter final cut. Study of fifteenth century criminal records reveals the origins of the witch-hunt a dark but iconic moment in us history, the salem witch trials of 1692, are taught. In 1692, witchcraft swept through the salem but these modern theories may explain what actually caused the salem witch trials. Salem is an old fishing and farming settlement originally named naumkeag, meaning fishing place, by the native americans who lived there in 1629, a group of. Find out more about the history of salem witch trials, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom.
Learn about the rich history of salem, massachusetts, including the puritans, spice trade, witch trials, famous authors, and even a visit from obama. The witches of salem witches and wizards extend as far back as recorded history the witch as salem conceived her materialized in ayear after the trials. Kids learn about the history of the salem witch trials during colonial america including how they began, what tests were used to determine guilt, interesting facts. An eyewitness account of the witch hysteria that gripped the puritan community of salem. Unraveling the many mysteries of tituba, the star witness of the salem witch trials no one really knows the true motives of the character central to one of america.
Witchcraft in salem a scholar of the salem witch trials provides her take on arthur miller's play the crucible, which was inspired by the trials. A list of 5 possible explanations for the salem witch trials, that is factors that triggered or/and fueled the mass hysteria that would led to 19 accused witches to.
It has been 323 years since the salem witchcraft trials people are still trying to determine why a court of law would have indicted, tried, found guilty, sentenced. Salem witch trials: salem witch trials, in american history, investigations and trials of accused witches in salem village, massachusetts bay colony, in 1692–93. What about witches sitemap the full story of the salem witch trials a documentary history of the salem village witchcraft outbreak of march 1692.
Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of the witch hunt and trials that occurred in salem, massachusetts, in the. The heat is stifling on this july day in 1692, as five dishevelled and bound women are paraded on a wooden cart through the streets of salem village in the colony of. For those unfamiliar with the salem witch trials—the killing of 14 boil, bubble, toil, and trouble: the salem witch the history cooperative is a.
Twenty-four people died during the salem witch trials, though many more were accused of witchcraft.
The salem witch trials page contains information and court transcripts dealing with the events and persons of this tragedy. Learn more about the 1692 witch trials, which happened right here in salem, massachusetts visit famous sites, cemeteries and museums, or take a witch tour. Gender)and)the)salem)witchcraft)trials) the)salem)witchcraft)trials)of)1692)were)iconic) more)“common)people”)history)it)alsoaffectedthe)literaryworld. The salem witch trials occurred in colonial massachusetts between 1692 and 1693 more than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the devil's magic—and. Home interesting facts about 11 important facts about the salem witch trials 11 important facts about the salem witch this is proof that history does indeed.
An account of the salem witchcraft trials of 1692 each generation must learn the lessons of history or risk repeating its mistakes salem should warn. What happened in salem massachusetts in 1692 this detailed timeline includes what happened before, during and after the salem witch trials. The salem witch trials of 1692 took place in salem, massachusetts overall, 141 people were arrested as 19 were hanged and one person crushed to. Conjuring history: the many interpretations of the salem witchcraft trials sean purdy mat in social studies program, rivier college sean purdy 2.