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More than two hundred people were accused.

More than two hundred people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, nineteen of whom were executed by hanging (fourteen women and five men). One other man, Giles Corey, was pressed to death for refusing to plead, and at least five people died in jail.

Witchcraft has a long history.

More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft-the Devil's magic-and 20 were executed. Examination of a witch by Tompkins H. Matteson, whose paintings are known for their historical, patriotic, and religious themes.

From colonial days through the clipper ship era, Salem was world famous as a port and a wealthy center for the China trade. It was a privateering base in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812.

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Such disasters were believed to be brought about by supernatural forces which resulted in scapegoats, witches, being blamed. The renaissance era was a period of enlightenment, new thinking and new inventions including the printing press.

The books have kept coming ever since then and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With so many books to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start.

court procedures, including rights to legal representation and cross-examination of accusers as well as the presumption that one is innocent until proven guilty.

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