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 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 Pendle Witches. Witch trials regardless of where they took place were horrific and unjust events. Once charged it was a grim outlook for you... Read about The Pendle Witches here: http://www.theparanormalguide.com/blog/the-pendle-witches

The Pendle Witches. Witch trials regardless of where they took place were horrific and unjust events. Once charged it was a grim outlook for you... Read about The Pendle Witches here: http://www.theparanormalguide.com/blog/the-pendle-witches

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That time Tumblr explained the historical importance of saying no to ~dRUGs~. | 17 Times Tumblr Explained A Thing Better Than School

That time Tumblr explained the historical importance of saying no to ~dRUGs~. | 17 Times Tumblr Explained A Thing Better Than School

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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: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.

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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10 little known facts about the Salem Witch Trials.

10 little known facts about the Salem Witch Trials.

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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

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

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Elizabeth Howe was one of the accused in the Salem witch trials. She was found guilty and executed on July 19, 1692.

Elizabeth Howe was one of the accused in the Salem witch trials. She was found guilty and executed on July 19, 1692.

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Ann Putnam, one of the chief accusers in the Salem Witch Trials.
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