An Alternative Explanation of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials

1/25/2002


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Table of Contents

An Alternative Explanation of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials

What Caused the Salem Witch Trials

A Brief History

History Cont.

History Cont.

History cont.

History Cont.

Life in Salem 1692

Salem Village

The Putnams

Putnams Cont.

Strain on Village: Separate Congregation

Strain on Village: Ministerial Contract

Salem Village Committee of 1691

Salem Village Committee of 1691 cont.

Parris’ reaction to Committee

Facts about Puritan Religion

Puritans, Witchcraft, and Economics

Cont.

Ministers use of religion for monetary gain

Cont.

Conclusions

Conclusions cont.

References

References Cont.

Reference cont.

Author: Weiler Computer Center

Email: jcassidy@anselm.edu

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