Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trials

"Trial of George Jacobs of Salem for Witchcraft," painting by Tompkins Harrison Matteson, circa 1855. #salemwitchtrials

"Trial of George Jacobs of Salem for Witchcraft," painting by Tompkins Harrison Matteson, circa 1855. #salemwitchtrials

"The Sheriff brought the witch up the broad aisle, her chains clanking as she stepped." illustration of Rebecca Nurse by Freeland A. Carter published in "The Witch of Salem, or Credulity Run Mad" by John R. Musick circa 1893. #salemwitchtrials

"The Sheriff brought the witch up the broad aisle, her chains clanking as she stepped." illustration of Rebecca Nurse by Freeland A. Carter published in "The Witch of Salem, or Credulity Run Mad" by John R. Musick circa 1893. #salemwitchtrials

Tituba and Mary Warren illustration by John W. Ehninger, published in The Poetical Works of Longfellow, circa 1902. #salemwitchtrials

Tituba and Mary Warren illustration by John W. Ehninger, published in The Poetical Works of Longfellow, circa 1902. #salemwitchtrials

Setting:    This image represents the Salem Village meeting house during the witch trials. This meeting house is where the interrogations of many accused witches, including Tituba, Sarah Good, Martha Corey, and Rebecca Nurse, took place. John Hathorne is depicted here, interrogating Martha Corey.

Setting: This image represents the Salem Village meeting house during the witch trials. This meeting house is where the interrogations of many accused witches, including Tituba, Sarah Good, Martha Corey, and Rebecca Nurse, took place. John Hathorne is depicted here, interrogating Martha Corey.

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June 10th, 1692: First Salem witch hanging. In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft.

June 10th, 1692: First Salem witch hanging. In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft.

"I Am Tituba The Witch" illustration by John W. Ehninger published in The Poetical Works of Longfellow circa 1902. #salemwitchtrials

"I Am Tituba The Witch" illustration by John W. Ehninger published in The Poetical Works of Longfellow circa 1902. #salemwitchtrials

Illustration of Elderly Woman Being Led Away During the Salem Witch Trials

Illustration of Elderly Woman Being Led Away During the Salem Witch Trials

John Alden's account of his Witch Trial examination

John Alden's account of his Witch Trial examination

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