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 20 were executed eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted since. Learn about the salem witch trials as you read through this passage and answer comprehension questions focusing on skills, such as summarizing and main idea. Twenty-four people died during the salem witch trials, though many more were accused of witchcraft. Despite numerous debunkings, the idea that salem's witches burned at the stake persists everywhere from online forums to episodes of the simpsons joan of arc and tales of european witch hunts may.
While the term 'witch-hunt' has become part of our common vocabulary, it has roots in the hysteria that befell salem village, massachusetts, at the. Books shelved as salem-witch-trials: the crucible by arthur miller, the heretic's daughter by kathleen kent, the physick book of deliverance dane by kath. Colonial america: the salem witch trials took place in 1692 by the time the witch hysteria was over, 20 people had lost their lives due to prosecution. Interactive: explore salem 0 shares comments explore more from this episode more swf movie more from the witches curse (4) background clues and evidence behavioral psychologist linnda caporael interview about this episode. The salem witch trials: a reference guide [k david goss phd] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers part of the enduring fascination of the salem witch trials is the fact that, to date, no one theory has been able to fully explain the events that ravaged salem in 1692 countless. Salem witch trials: salem witch trials, in american history, investigations and trials of accused witches in salem village, massachusetts bay colony, in 1692-93.
This article is about the tv series trials, you may be looking for the historical salem witch. What were the salem witch trials and why are they so famous also known as the salem witchcraft trials, these legal proceedings in salem, massachusetts in 1692, resulted in 20 people, mostly women, being hanged for witchcraft. The salem witch trials page contains information and court transcripts dealing with the events and persons of this tragedy. Free the salem witch trials papers, essays, and research papers. An account of the salem witchcraft trials of 1692 check-out the new famous trials website at wwwfamous-trialscom: the new website has a cleaner look, additional video and audio clips, revised trial accounts, and new features that should improve the navigation.
The salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial massachusetts between february 1692 and may 1693 the trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women. Comment: shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Recommended sites and books sites: see the links at ogram's 17th-century colonial new england site witchcraft in salem village site at the university of virginia's crossroads site includes verbatim transcripts, maps, increase mather's cases of conscience.
Looking into the underlying causes of the salem witch trials in the 17th century. In 1691, a group of girls from salem, massachusetts accused an indian slave named tituba of witchcraft, igniting a hunt for witches that left 19 men and women hanged, one man pressed to death, and over 150 more people in prison awaiting a trial. Salem, mass-- a team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the salem witch trials more than three centuries ago the site, known as proctor's ledge, is a small city-owned plot of woods.