HISU 345 Salem Witchcraft

Primarily relying on contemporary documents such as trial records, tax lists, maps, ministers sermons, diaries, and narrative accounts, students reconstruct the events of Salem in 1692. Readings and discussions explore the demographic basis of New England communities, town politics, Puritanism, and the relationship between religion and the occult in early modern society. Most semesters, microcomputers will be used to analyze information. No previous computer experience is required or necessary.