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This Day in History: Aug 19: 1692 The Salem witch trials

"Look Into This Glass" Tituba illustration by John W. Ehninger published in The Poetical Works of Longfellow circa 1880

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: S

The Salem Award honors the memory of those condemned during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

The Salem Award honors the memory of those condemned during the Salem Witch Trials of so sad.

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

The Salem Witch Trials [infographic

The Salem Witch Trials of were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. What exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

10 Tests for Guilt at the Salem Witch Trials (Our Constitution guarantees separation of Church and State for good REASON).

Preparing for The Crucible: 10 tests for guilt at the salem witch trials

I actually learned about Rebecca nurse in English. The witch trials were so sad

The witch trials were so sad/// I'd be a witch cuz nobody understands…!

Petition to free Rebecca Nurse .. Her father was my 11xgg-father, and a lot of those who signed this petition (along with her accusers) are in my family tree.

The Petition to Free Rebecca Nurse

Salem Witch Trials. Convicted Artist:Everett

Salem Witch Trials. Convicted Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Marched from jail for the last time, illustration by Howard Pyle published in Dulcibel: A Tale of Old Salem, circa 1907

In 1692, Salem was divided into two distinct parts: Salem Town and Salem Village. Salem Village (also referred to as Salem Farms) was actually part of Salem Town but was set apart by its economy, class, and character. Residents of Salem Village were mostly poor farmers who made their living cultivating crops in the rocky terrain. Salem Town, on the other hand, was a prosperous port town at the center of trade with London. Most of those living in Salem Town were wealthy merchants.

In Salem was divided into two distinct parts: Salem Town and Salem Village. Salem Village (also referred to as Salem Farms) was actually part of Salem .

Tombstones. Many from the Salem witch trials of 1692. I love going here.

Many from the Salem witch trials of Tombstones. Many from the Salem witch trials of Tombstones. Many from the Salem witch trials of

George Jacobs House-ruin. This Day in History: Aug 19: 1692 The Salem witch trials

Old House of Goerge Jacobs Sr. Salem Witch Trials: Five people are hanged on Gallows Hill for witchcraft: George Jacobs Sr., Martha Carrier, George Burroughs, John Willard and John Proctor.

Sarah Good...Hanged  July 19, 1692  photo by J. Mark Edmonds

Hanged July 1692 photo by J. Mark Edmonds - Those familiar with the Salem witch trials of the late will recognize the name Sarah Good. This image was taken at the Witch Trial Memorial adjacent to the old "Burying Grounds" In Salem, MA.

The Salem Witch Trials - The True Story of Rebecca Nurse

The Salem Witch Trials - The True Story of Rebecca Nurse

In English immigrants William Towne and Joanna Blessing Towne settled their large family in Salem, Massachusetts, where three of their daughters would later be accused of witchcraft, and inspire the famous play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.