The Salem Witch Trials and the Power of Fear
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In 1692, four preteen girls who began having bizarre and disturbing fits claimed that witches were persecuting them. Following months of trials and the execution of 20 people, fear gained the upper hand and legal safeguards went out the window. Historian, educator, lecturer, and U.S Historian Joyce Haworth tells the story of one of the strangest and most painful episodes in American history.