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“Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents” Separating Fact From Fiction By: Dan Schultz February 14, 2007 1
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Breslaw’s use of “Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents,” is cold hard evidence that she uses more than one time in her book to prove that Tituba was lead into her confession. It also clears up all of the misunderstandings, and untruths that occur when such an event is passed down through folklore for so many years. She took the document from a book that was published in 1972 in California. They did not change any spelling capitalization, or punctuation. After reading the transcripts, and seeing the language as it was used at the time really adds to the authenticity of the document. The main beauty of this primary source document is that Breslaw’s does not have to decipher what is fact or fiction. This is what was considered to be “law” at the time of the Salem witch trials. If this court document was in today’s world, there would be no questioning whether or not the document is legitimate. However there are some possible reasons the documents validity has been challenged. First the document was written in
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course HIST 1100 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Fitchburg.

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