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Episode One: The Biggest Little Witch Hunt in History - Show Notes

Summary: There are legitimate reasons why Salem is the witch hunt the world remembers, but accusing, torturing, and executing people for allegedly practicing witchcraft was going on for ages. Salem didn’t happen in a vacuum. It’s important to understand that Puritans who settled early New England arrived with their belief in witches and demons packed in their suitcases.

 

Here are the sources we used to learn about the history of European witch hunts.

 

Online Resources:

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/witchhistory.html

 

http://www-tc.pbs.org/inquisition/pdf/TheCatharHeresy.pdf

 

http://www.cathar.info/cathar_legacy.htm#protestant

 

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/life/divisions.html

 

http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/home.html

 

http://departments.kings.edu/womens_history/witch/worigin.html

 

http://www.localhistories.org/witchtrials.html

 

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