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least we can make the world safe for diversity." On this date: In 1692, the first official execution resulting from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts took place as Bridget Bishop was hanged. In 1861, during the Civil War, Confederate troops routed Union
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knew the value of questioning. He also knew its risks. His 1953 play The Crucible, which dramatized the 17th-century Salem witch trials , was an allegory of the persecution of artists and activists under McCarthyism. The following year, Miller was denied a
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shows, considered by many to be performance art year after year. His fall 2009 "Witches Collection" was based on the Salem witch trials , and featured models in black wearing smudged lipstick and fantastical headpieces. In 1998, he caused controversy when
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Often Unreported And boys like Milligan aren't often believed. "We have this overarching thing that goes back to the Salem witch trials of children making up stories," said Newlin. "You can't trust kids." Survivors like Milligan say that these crimes
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piece travels between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods of American history -- the Salem witch trials . Nonfiction "Losing Mum & Pup," by Christopher Buckley Christopher Buckley describes coping with the death of his father
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Dane," while studying for her exams. The beautifully written piece travels between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods of American history -- the Salem witch trials . Click here to read an excerpt.
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fascinating and disturbing periods of American history -- the Salem witch trials . Read an excerpt of the book below and then check out the And the Salem panic?" prodded Professor Silva. "The Salem witch trials have been explained in numerous ways," Connie said
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Weed said witches were women of power all through the ages and have always been scapegoated. From the inquisition to the Salem witch trials , they were targeted by organized religion and others who were interested in suppressing their power. Hundreds of years
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significant trials in our nation's history, from the Salem witch trials to the O.J. Simpson case. Here is an excerpt: The echoing the caution of Lord Coke, expressed even before the Salem witch trials : "It is the worst oppression that is done by colour of
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are comfortable about renown rooted in the evil of the Salem witch trials of 1692. But some wonder if it's time for Salem to expand money if they ignore the one thing that makes it unique the Salem witch trials . Boston is just a few miles away and offers as much
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professor Marcus LiBrizzi sees a thread of conspiracy theorizing running through American history, from even before the Salem witch trials . The Puritans came to the New World with a "world view that they were persecuted by agents of Satan" in the Catholic
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because of this idea that they had this theocracy that was un-American." In Thomas Jefferson's time, he says, "the Salem witch trials would have been much more well-known" than the story of the first Thanksgiving. And stories like this, says Pasley
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town's "Tater Days" festival. After being convicted of harassment and fined $322, Morgan likened the affair to "a Salem witch trial . It was me getting burned at the stake." She lost her first appeal to Marshall Circuit Court, where a judge said the
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threatened, et cetera. So that is sort of the position they find themselves in now as attorneys trying to represent her. Salem witch trials . I mean, look, there's certainly some hyperbole here. Jodi arias brought this upon herself. The she's now beenposition they find themselves in now as attorneys trying to represent her. Salem witch trials . I mean, look, there's certainly some hyperbole here. Jodi arias brought this upon herself. The she's now been convicted and why it's
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stand before the congregation. She's out there by herself. Track hundreds of people. Have been Like a scene from the Salem witch trials she says she was forced to confessed his sin and dragon appeared. The sins so terrible she says she was banished sentTrack hundreds of people. Have been -- Like a scene from the Salem witch trials she says she was forced to confessed his sin -- -- and dragon appeared. The sins so terrible she says she was