In colonial Massachusetts, between 1692 and 1693, a series of infamous trials occurred where more than 150 people were arrested and 19 people were convicted and hanged. The crime these people were accused of committing was witchcraft. These trials, the Salem witch trials, have become so well known in America today that they are essentially as much a part of popular early American history as Captain John Smith and Pocahontas of Jamestown Colony or George Washington and the cherry tree. However, they are ...

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