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Salem Witches

da title says it all

Kalytina baparkmond

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Salem Witches

Salem Witchcraft Rev. Samuel Parris Witch experiments Accusations Trials Tituba The Afflicted Spectors Hangings Arrested wq Founded in 1626
Salem Town, later divided into Salem Town, and Salem Village
Deeply religious Puritain people
Women were second-class citizens
Pastor was the head of the community
Judgemental of one another 1692
New minister Samuel Parris moved in 1688 along with wife, daughter, niece, and slave, Tituba
Tituba looked after children, and playmates
Told stories of voodoo and witchcraft
Children, facinated by it began practising childish tricks
Daughter, and niece began to become sick, and having fits
Reverend Parris called doctor, who declared bewitchment
Same symptoms became apparent in friends Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, and Mary Walcott
Rye cake test pointed suspicions towards Tituba
Elizabeth Hubbard, Susannah Sheldon, and Mary Warren became ill Group of girls began pointing fingers at three lower-class women: Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne
Girls became obsessed with fame, and began to accuse upstanding people of the community
first people hanged June 10th.
More hangings July 19, August 19, September 22
In early august people began to question the hunt
The town of Salem total of 144 people were accused
38 were male
54 people confessed to being witches
14 women / 5 men hung
1 man was crushed by stones
3 women, 1 man, sevaral infants died in the prisons

Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, Tituba Indian first three accused
Good and Osborne denied witchcraft during their trials
Titauba confessed saying a man made her write her name in a book
Titauba said that along with Good, Osborne, and her name there was also five others
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