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Richard Latner. “’Here Are No Newters’: Witchcraft and Religious Discord in Salem Village and Andover,” New England Quarterly 79, 1 (2006), 92-122. The New England Quarterly is In his article, “’Here Are No Newters’: Witchcraft and Religious Discord in Salem Village and Andover,” Richard Latner writes on his theory of how the Salem Witch Trials began. Instead of the usual speculations that attention-deprived teenage girls or trippy hallucinations from moldy rye bread caused the Salem Witch Trials, Latner believes that religious conflicts are to blame. Latner states that “matters involving religious doctrine, church organization, and actions by individual ministers-[are a] greater weight as an explanation for the witchcraft frenzy.” This article shows the ties between Salem Village and Andover during the trials. The towns are located relatively close to one another and were major players in the witchcraft accusations that occurred throughout New England in the 1690s. In both
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course HIS 205 taught by Professor Cummins during the Fall '06 term at Flagler.

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