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HST225: Salem Witch Trials

Endicott College
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  • Class Start

    January 04, 2022

  • Class End

    January 21, 2022

  • Drop Day

    January 04, 2022

  • Term

    January 2022

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About this course

HST225: Salem Witch Trials is offered online by Endicott College. This course explores the history of and myths surrounding the Salem witch trials and, more generally, the politics of scapegoating. Readings, including trial transcripts, will focus on the origin, development, and legacy of the trials, and on Puritanism, witchcraft, legal practices, and the status of women in colonial-era New England. Visits to local historical sites will enhance understanding of the trials. The course will also examine more recent witch-hunts and instances of hysteria associated with McCarthyism, AIDS, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Required Text

John Demos, The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-Hunting (2008). Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (1974).

This course information is provided by the relevant teaching institution and may reference requirements that are meant for full-time students at that institution.
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