Intro:In 1692 The last hanging of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials took place. The episode is one of Colonial America’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria. Actually, behind the convictions, There was a complex political, religious, and racial crisis. The Torture of people accused of witchcraft led to bizarre confessions. It is believed that PTSD may have been a factor for the false testimonies as Many refugees from King William’s War made accusations in the Salem trials. It wasn’t until 2001 when the last five “guilty” witches had their names cleared.
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