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The Salem Witch Trials of were a dark time in American history.

Salem witch trials

Salem witch trials

Salem witch trials

John Proctor sat in the courtroom, watching his pregnant wife, Elizabeth on the stand. The cause of the symptoms of those who claimed affliction continues to be a subject of interest. Several factors may explain why women were more likely to admit guilt of witchcraft than men.

One town’s strange journey from paranoia to pardon

Salem witch trials

Salem witch trials

Salem witch trials

Salem witch trials

Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. Several others, including Elizabeth Bassett Proctor and Abigail Faulkner, were convicted but given temporary reprieves because they were pregnant. Warrants were issued for more people.

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