The Salem Trials And The American Experience Summary

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In A Storm of Witchcraft-The Salem Trials and The American Experience, Emerson W. Baker offers a fresh perspective on the views of the Puritans and how they believed everything was a sign of god’s pleasure or displeasure in the seventeenth-century. New England exposed their core values in a poor attempt to protect themselves from what they observed as a horrendous threat in his book A Storm of Witchcraft-The Salem Trials and The American Experience. Bakers writing style could cover a whole wide range of factors in the Bay Colony in Massachusetts in the 1690s, including government, religious and political problems, that set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. As emphasize in his book Salem was unique events that produced something extraordinary thought out New England in 1692. Captivating in a wide range of perspectives, he looks at key characters in the outbreak-the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them with questions about why Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy. Baker argues that the trials marked a turning point in the Bay colony history. …show more content…

Victims were mainly young poor women suffering from unseen torments that caused them to shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flash and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials came to a whooping total execution of 19 villagers. It was one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American

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