Saturday, February 4, 2012


"The Salem Witch Trials of 1692, is one of the most famous cases of mass hysteria, and has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations and lapses in due process."

Those most likely suspected of witchcraft had low stature in the community; artist/musician types, the elderly, widows and single mothers accused of begging, and/or people independent of the Church.

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