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fall salem massachusetts | IMG_0509: Jeff Foliage: Galleries: Digital Photography Review

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Pendle witch cottage 500CM 3 by felixspencer2, via Flickr. "It is 400 years since the Pendle witch trials and although you may have thought that this site would have been preserved as a tourist attraction it is due for demolision very soon to make way for a reservoir overflow."

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John Taylor and Henry Walker, part 3: readers

John Taylor and Henry Walker, part 3: readers | Mercurius Politicus

Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience (Paperback)

Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience

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Puritan church with pulpit, pews, and, significantly, no altar. Old Ship Meeting House, Hingham, Mass., built in 1681.

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The Salem Witch Trials - The True Story of Rebecca Nurse

The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History

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The Salem witch hunt has entered our vocabulary as the very essence of injustice. Judge Samuel Sewall presided at these trials, passing harsh judgment on the condemned. But five years later, he publicly recanted his guilty verdicts and begged for forgiveness. This extraordinary act was a turning point not only for Sewall but also for America's nascent values and mores.In Judge Sewall's Apology, Richard Francis draws on the judge's own diaries, which enables us to see the early colonists not…

Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience by Richard Francis. $11.96. Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (August 1, 2006). Author: Richard Francis

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Here’s a description from the website: The Salem witch hunt has entered our vocabulary as the very essence of injustice. Judge Samuel Sewall presided at these trials, passing harsh judgment on the condemned. But five years later, he publicly recanted his guilty verdicts and begged for forgiveness. This extraordinary act was a turning point not only for Sewall but also for America’s nascent values and mores.

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