Witch Hunts


Salem Witch Trials – Since 1999, this site has served to chronicle the events that took place during one of the darkest moments in U.S. history.

Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archives and Transcription ProjectThe Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project consists of an electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records.

Eyewitnesstohistory.com – The seeds of the hysteria that afflicted Salem Village, Massachusetts were sown in January 1692 when a group of young girls began to display bizarre behavior. The tight-knit community was at a loss to explain the convulsive seizures, blasphemous screaming, and trance-like states that afflicted the youngsters. The physicians called in to examine the girls could find no natural cause of the disturbing behavior.

Salem Witch Trials: The World Behind the Hysteria – Information on life in 1692 Salem, the story of the witchhunt, and the people behind the trials.

Salem Witchcraft Hysteria – Witchcraft Hysteria from National Geographic.

Salem Witchcraft Trials 1692 – Famous American Trials – An account of events in Salem.

17th Century Colonial New England – ome of the interest in this set of webpages on the topic of 17th c. Colonial New England, with special emphasis on The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692, has to do with Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, and the 1996 movie of it starring Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Ryder, but my interest in the subject has to do with my roll as Associate Editor and Project Manager of the new book of scholarly transcriptions of all the primary sources of the legal records of the witchcraft prosecutions in 1692 and 1693, Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt. I have put a lot of help finding on-line primary sources at this site.

PBS: The Witches Curse – “The Witches Curse” poses a shocking new idea about the violent convulsions, delirium, and strange skin sensations that struck a group of young girls in 17th-century Massachusetts and inspired the infamous Salem Witch Trials. In 1692, 19 of the town’s residents were put to death because they were believed to have been witches.

Salem Witch Museum – The Salem Witch Museum brings you back to Salem 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and a narration – an overview of the Witch Trials of 1692.

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Case Stud: The European Witch-Hunts, c. 1450-1750 and Witch-Hunts Today – An essay about the witch-hunts of early modern Europe and today.

The Witch Hunts (A.D.1400-1800) – These pages, as part of Prof. Pavlac’s Women’s History Resource Site, hope to contribute to a better understanding of this dreadful historical chapter of Western Civilization.

A Brief History of Witchcraft Persecutions before Salem -

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