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At the center of the tragedy in 1692 Salem were real people—the “bewitched” young girls, town leaders who fanned the hysteria, innocent men and women accused of witchcraft. Whether they helped create the witch hunt or were at the mercy of the events, together these people made up a community wrapped in jealousy, ego, fear, and superstition. Meet six individuals whose lives were lost or forever changed by the witch hunts. Throughout these stories, you’ll get a firsthand look at the events through primary sources, from letters to trial transcripts.

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