Date

6-2010

Degree Name

BA in History

Department

History Department

Advisor(s)

Kathleen Murphy

Abstract

This paper examines the Salem witch trials by taking a close look at two of the primary accusers: Ann Putnam Jr. and Mercy Lewis. By studying the accuser's influences and accusations we can see that both were driven by inter-family politics and the Indian wars in the North. It was a mixture of these two factors that caused the witch trials.

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