Escaping salem

Escaping salem - Kara Jose February 25, 2008 History 131...

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Kara Jose February 25, 2008 History 131 Section 001 The Unexplainable Crimes of Bewitching Era There are always those certain events that occur in life that are not what they appear to be, such as a person magically walking on water or livestock mysteriously dying from an unknown cause. In Richard Godbeer’s Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 , Katherine Branch underwent strange fits that question the existence of witches in the town of Stamford, Connecticut. Not only are her life and the lives of the citizens in danger, but their whole way of life will be put to the test. The circumstances surrounding her torture created turmoil within the community, challenging their social and political order. Tensions rose among the citizens, their way of life was endangered, and confidence in the government crumbled. Sometimes when faced with hardships and suffering, people’s true colors arise. During the months Katherine endured physical, emotional, and mental pain, tensions rose among the citizens in Stamford. Many ideas were circling the community concerning the reasons behind Katherine’s fits, causing division among groups of people that “were equally determined to justify their points of view” (33). Daniel Wescot, Katherine’s Master, and other witnesses “believed
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