The infamous Salem Witch Trials have been a popular subject in both literature and media. From WGN America’s Salem to Arthur Miller’s popular play The Crucible, the horrific witch trials have haunted the public imagination for years.
She takes her time to lay out the personalities who started the Salem Witch Trials and painstakingly recounts the psychological factors that started the hysteria. Schiff points out that the darkness at night, the crippling fear of attack from neighboring Native American tribes, and local disputes all coalesced into the flames that would lead to the death of 20 people.
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Filmmakers Kiva Liu and Silver Qi take viewers on an enchanted journey through Salem, Massachusetts during Halloween/Samhain in order to allow their audiences to experience the magic of the Witch City for themselves. If you’ve ever dreamed of heading up to Salem to celebrate Halloween, then this video gives you a taste of what it’s like. As the camera pans over the crowded streets, there are glimpses of beautifully elaborate costumes and gorgeous decorations, including a skeleton with a top hat and a witch decoration whose eyes flash blue in the wind.
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Jakob Crane’s thrilling graphic novel Lies in the Dust: A Tale of Remorse From the Salem Witch Trials allows readers to get inside the head of Ann Putnam, who was one of the young girls believed to be tortured by the “witches” of Salem. Along with her other cronies, Ann pointed a finger at many of her neighbors, and her testimony led to their deaths. However, as an adult, her actions haunted her, and she wrote a letter of apology 14 years after the Trials took place.
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