The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us (A New Hampshire Humanities Program)

In the spirit of the Halloween season, join Salem expert Margo Burns, descendant of accused witch Rebecca Nurse, at the Merrimack Public Library for a journey through the Salem Witchcraft Trials. 

On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Ms. Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked.

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Program generously funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Contact Name: 
Brendan Chella
Contact Phone Number: 
603-424-5021 x109
Contact Email Address: 
brendan@merrimacklibrary.org
Contact Organization: 
Merrimack Public Library
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