When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.

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When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: S

The Salem Award honors the memory of those condemned during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

The Salem Award honors the memory of those put to death during the Salem Witch Trials of Several others were convicted, but escaped death, including my gggg-grandmother.

Tombstones. Many from the Salem witch trials of 1692. I love going here.

We learned that the Salem Witch Trails really happen. That was about 29 people that die bring the witch trails.

10 Tests for Guilt at the Salem Witch Trials (Our Constitution guarantees separation of Church and State for good REASON).

Preparing for The Crucible: 10 tests for guilt at the salem witch trials

Salem Witch Trials. Convicted Artist:Everett

Salem Witch Trials. Convicted Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Marched from jail for the last time, illustration by Howard Pyle published in Dulcibel: A Tale of Old Salem, circa 1907

Salem Witch Trials Memorial by R DiGrazia, via Flickr - This Day in History: Aug 19: 1692 The Salem witch trials

Salem Witch Trials Memorial - Aug 1692 The Salem witch trials begin. Have my class write about how the colonial hierarchy may have influenced the outcomes of the Salem witch trail

Petition to free Rebecca Nurse .. Her father was my 11xgg-father, and a lot of those who signed this petition (along with her accusers) are in my family tree.

The Petition to Free Rebecca Nurse

I actually learned about Rebecca nurse in English. The witch trials were so sad

I actually learned about Rebecca nurse in English. The witch trials were soulcrushing lunacy.

In 1692, Salem was divided into two distinct parts: Salem Town and Salem Village. Salem Village (also referred to as Salem Farms) was actually part of Salem Town but was set apart by its economy, class, and character. Residents of Salem Village were mostly poor farmers who made their living cultivating crops in the rocky terrain. Salem Town, on the other hand, was a prosperous port town at the center of trade with London. Most of those living in Salem Town were wealthy merchants.

This map shows how Salem was divided. There is a clear distinction between the accused and the accusers. Most of the accused were wealthy people living in Salem Town whereas the accused were lower class people living in Salem Village.

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