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. Explain the combination of disciplines or interdisciplinary approach you would propose to research and try to explain the 1962 salem witchcraft trail do not retell the story but rather identify 2 or more disciplines you as a researcher would use in studying the events and explain why and how these. 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. From the teenage perspective, a provocative inquiry into the salem witch hysteria of 1692 and similar occurrences in history and popular culture based on research done by high school juniors and seniors at hawken school in gates mills, ohio, trails of darkness explores the concept of fear.
This article is about the historical salem witch trials, you may be looking for the tv series salem witch trials 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. Witch cake punishments of the witch trials they used a punishment if they refused to stand trial and it was called peine forte et dure, also know as hard and forceful punishmentthe witch could either stand trial or get crushed to death by heavy stones strappado this punishment is brutal, a persons. What was the salem witch trials why were 19 innocent colonists executed explore the topic from a social studies perspective designed for lifelong. Since then, the salem witch trials have been a topic of much speculation, mostly from a sociological and political perspective (in the crucible, arthur miller famously used the witch trials as lens through which to explore the anti-communist panic of the '50s) but it wasn't until the 1970's that a plausible.
Write a 3-page typewritten papers explaining the combination of disciplines or interdisciplinary approach you would propose to research and try to explain the 1692 salem witchcraft trials don't retell the story, but rather identity 2 or more disciplines you as a researcher would use in studying. Puritan perspectives on the salem witch trials were dominated by opportunistic authority figures cotton mather socially and politically perpetuated fears of clerical necromancy during the salem witch trials since the enlightenment increasingly attempted to diminish ecclesial authority. Researching the salem witch trials is easier than it used to be most of the primary source materials (statutes, transcripts of court records, contemporary accounts) are available electronically useful databases include heinonline legal classics library (see trials for witchcraft before the special. 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 resulting salem witch trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in american history historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in salem and spread across the region-religious crisis.
Part ii: the witches of salem: theories and speculations in the year 1692 a number of young girls started to show bizarre behaviors in the quiet village of salem, massachusetts they contorted and convulsed their bodies, crying out in an alarming manner adults quickly concluded that the girls were. The infamous salem witch trials began during the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in salem village, massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft as a wave of hysteria spread throughout colonial massachusetts. Salem witch trials john procter , elizabeth procter husband was hanged on june 10 after procting his wife faithfully in court was accused of being a witch elizabeth childrens name was never recorded but it was known she was poor and still persucted after trialed her death also unknowed by.
The salem witch trials were a series of witchcraft cases brought before local magistrates in a the salem witch trials officially began in february of 1692, when the afflicted girls accused the first i need to compare 2 victims of the salem witch trails and find a way that they are linked as indiviguals. Witch hunt at the time, salem village was a small new england town populated mostly by puritans, or religious an elderly woman accused of witchcraft is taken to the courthouse by an officer of the law the salem village hangings were the last executions of accused witches in the united states.
Describe the salem witch trails in terms of the accusers and the accused the colonial stage is set with background information, then a list of accusers and accused individuals is introduced learners will discover their causes and effects of the infamous witch trails. Witches, magic, and the witch trials in general always make for a popular book, so here are a few titles to keep halloween going throughout the year witch-hunt: mysteries of the salem witch trials by marc aronson and witches: the absolutely true tale of disaster in salem by rosalyn schanzer are. Salem witch trials, (june 1692-may 1693), in american history, a series of investigations and persecutions that caused 19 convicted witches to be hanged and many other suspects to be imprisoned in salem village in the massachusetts bay colony (now danvers, massachusetts. In 1692, witchcraft swept through the salem salem witch trials: impact of the native american wars getty imagesprotected by a smoke screen caused by burning dry grasses, this wagon proceeded towards a garrison house and in ramming it, the native americans tried to ignite the wooden forts.