1692: A Bad Time For Women

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1692 was a bad time for women in Salem. Most lower class women were accused of witchcraft and killed. A lot of bad things were done to these innocent women, a lot of the time they were tortured to get a confession or to prove she was a witch. Some of these torture methods were inhumane and didn’t really prove anything. They were burned, stretched,crushed, swam; many methods were used and a lot of the time the odds weren’t in the accused’s favor. “More than 200 people were accused, and 24 died; 19 were hanged, four died in prison, and one man, Giles Corey, was pressed to death.” The accused that died as witches didn’t have their deaths recorded, they were lost in time and only documents from Salem give evidence that these handful of people died.

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