It was a difficult time in parts of America, when neighbors testified against neighbors, and even family members testified each other.
The year was 1692, and courts not only took charges of witchcraft seriously, 20 people were convicted and executed.
A Pulitzer Prize winning historian who’s written a new book about the often misunderstood part of history is going to be speaking on the South Coast. Stacy Schiff says what happened more than 300 years ago still has significance today, in this era of the fear of terrorism.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with Schiff, the author of “The Witches-Salem, 1692.”
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