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Five myths about 'witch hunts'

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

During the 1692-93 witch panics in and around Salem, Mass., 14 women and five men were executed by colonial authorities. Because these events often show up in American plays, films and works of art such as Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," it should come as no surprise that these "witch hunts" are the most well-known to the American public. This might be the reason that National Geographic, when explaining the historical foundation of the term, exclusively refers to the Salem incidents and why an ...