Salem Witchcraft: Myth and Reality
Wednesday, March 9 | 4:30pm | Auditorium
Mary Beth Norton Author and Historian
Mary Beth Norton is an author and historian, specializing in American colonial history and well known for her work on women’s history and the Salem witch trials. She is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emeritus of American History at the Department of History at Cornell University. Mary will discuss the many common myths about the iconic Salem witch trials of 1692 and explain why and how the myths developed. She will place the trials in the context of the little-known war between English colonists and Native peoples of Northern New England that began in 1689, and which – she argues—underlay the tragic events three years later.
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