Why We’re Still Bewitched by the Salem Witch Trials
In that sense, we’re still haunted.
those who confessed to witchcraft were clearly reformed and therefore could not be killed for their actionstwenty five deathspregnant women,Dorothy Good, who was either four or five years old when she was arrested
VillageTownSalem Village was renamed Danvers
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