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Women's History Month: The Salem Witch Trials

March 05, 2010
by findingDulcinea Staff
Was it witchcraft, simple hysteria or a hallucinogenic poison? Hundreds of people were accused of doing the devil’s work during the Salem witch trials.

The Salem Witch Trials: Fact and Fiction

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Salem, Mass., is the site of one of the most gruesome moments in American history. In the late 17th century, more than 200 people were accused of “practicing the Devil’s magic,” resulting in an eventual death sentence for 20 of them. The citizens of Salem gave in to paranoia and mistrust during the