From our “Colonial Women” lecture, list and explain what sort of evidence was used in the Salem witch trials, in 1692, to convict a person of witchcraft? Who tended to be the target of these accusations and what happened to those who were convicted? Why were the trials so disastrous for the Puritans? From the
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