Salem witch trials: The LYNCHING of Women whose land people in power wanted to take. Or... a woman who used herbs to cure, was a midwife, was older, was unfamiliar. Women were hung for having cats. - We'd all be on fire these days.
The Salem Witch Trials [infographic
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?