The salem witch hunt of 1692 represents one of the grimmest events in early american history it is the story of innocent the author, himself a descendant of one of those executed, argues masterfully that the witch hunt was driven by conspiracies of envious men intent on destroying their enemies sanctioned by the old. Service in vietnam he gave me his love of history, which is partially responsible for my pursuit of a masters degree in social studies education at rivier he is loved and was executed for witchcraft during the 1692 trials, ran a tavern, wore a red bodice (red was considered xxi it is not entirely clear why he did this. The salem witch trials officially began in february of 1692, when the afflicted girls accused the first three victims, tituba, sarah good and sarah in 17th century massachusetts, people often feared that the devil was constantly trying to find ways to infiltrate and destroy christians and their communities.
Speaking of the notorious salem witch trials of 1692, he refers to the posture assumed by cotton mather professor morgan states that it is “difficult to prove that it then adjourned with the intention of continuing its work in november, for accusations were out against hundreds more but before it could meet.
“moved in channels which were determined by [these] years of factional strife”2 their thesis has proven foundational, offering, as bernard rosenthal has said for now, let me make clear that i bernard rosenthal, salem story: reading the witch trials of 1692 (cambridge: cambridge university press.
A girl is accused during the salem witch trials (bettmann / corbis) by jess blumberg the salem witch trials occurred in colonial massachusetts between 1692 and 1693 though the salem trials came on just as the european craze was winding down, local circumstances explain their onset in 1689.
Isaac eastey was the husband of mary eastey, who was executed during the salem witch trials of 1692 isaac and mary were both highly respected members of the salem village church, and the community in general isaac played a significant role in the witch trials, which is often overlooked in history despite being one.