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tituba liba 102 - Tim Jones Liba 102 Sec. 17 5 March 2007...

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Tim Jones Liba 102 Sec. 17 5 March 2007 The Reluctant Witch of Salem Elaine Breslaw’s book, Tituba, The Reluctant Witch effectively depicts the life of an Indian woman as she is forced into slavery and later accused of witchcraft. Tituba, the accused witch, in 1692, caused the Salem witch-hunts to begin, and approximately two hundred people were accused of witchcraft. The witch-hunts and torture of suspected witches was devastating to the community of Salem due to the paranoia and ignorance surrounding Tituba. In October of that year, Governor Phips called for a stop to the executions. By that time twenty-four people had died, nineteen were hanged, one was pressed to death, and four died of other causes. Elaine talks of the devastation: "Hundreds of lives would be disrupted by the jailings, loss of property, and the absence of needed labor on the farm and in the household. Ties between children and parents, between husbands and wives, among siblings and neighbors, were frayed by accusations and counteraccusations. Some would never recover from the trauma". Breslaw starts off the book as a boring biography and slowly begins to grab the reader’s
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2008 for the course LIBA 102 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Spring '07 term at Ole Miss.

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