The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

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The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

The Rebecca Nurse Memorial was dedicated by Nurse's descendants, The Nurse Family Association, in the family cemetery at Nurse's Danvers home in 1885

The Trial of Rebecca Nurse

The Rebecca Nurse Memorial was dedicated by Nurse's descendants, The Nurse Family Association, in the family cemetery at Nurse's Danvers home in 1885

Wonders of the Invisible World by Cotton Mather was the first book ever published on the Salem Witch Trials

Best Books About the Salem Witch Trials

Wonders of the Invisible World by Cotton Mather was the first book ever published on the Salem Witch Trials

Animals in the Salem Witch Trials

History of the Salem Witch Trials

Animals in the Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trials of 1692 are pretty well-known - but many people get the facts wrong. Let's look at five facts you may not know about Salem.: Spectral Evidence Was Considered Legit

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trials of 1692 are pretty well-known - but many people get the facts wrong. Let's look at five facts you may not know about Salem.: Spectral Evidence Was Considered Legit

Written testimony of Ann Putnam against Sarah Good, 1692. #salemwitchtrials

Sarah Good

Written testimony of Ann Putnam against Sarah Good, 1692. #salemwitchtrials

Discovery Education provides students with an interactive site that contains various additional resources and information to enrich the users background knowledge of the Salem Witch Trials. The site also includes teacher tips for incorporating this activity into a lesson. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7

Discovery Education provides students with an interactive site that contains various additional resources and information to enrich the users background knowledge of the Salem Witch Trials. The site also includes teacher tips for incorporating this activity into a lesson. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7

Abigail Williams' testimony against George Jacobs, Jr, circa May 1692

Abigail Williams: The Mysterious Afflicted Girl

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