Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. In a plain meetinghouse a woman stands before her judges. The accusers, girls and young women, are fervent and overexcited. The accused is a poor, unpopular woman who had her first child before she was married. As the trial proceeds the girls begin to wail, tear... read more
“While those who resisted the court were being hustled to Gallows Hill at a faster and faster pace, those who confessed essentially joined the winning side and were often embraced by the accusers. It seemed that if you played the game they wanted you to, you were safe.”
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