- Words: 2992
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Psychology
- Paper #: 78649927
Salem Witch Trials were an atrocity in a period of American history. Several young girls, who had heard tales of the supernatural from a West Indian slave, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused three women of witchcraft. Put in that position, the three women, in turn, named others in false confessions (Merriam-Webster 1416).
This caused hysteria much like Joseph McCarthy caused in 1950 in his hunt for