The Salem Witch Trials: Their World and Legacy
Since 1692, the Salem witch trials have been dramatized, mythologized, and reimagined in popular memory. Participants in this seminar will engage in an in-depth study of the origin, development, and legacy of the Salem witch trials and consider parallels between moments in 20th century American history that were marked by fear of enemies both real and imagined. Seminar participants will have the rare opportunity to work with the original trial documents and will visit historic sites and memorials relating to the trials.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Richard Godbeer; Adrianna Mather
Funded through the Division of Education Programs