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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Confession and Contrition: Motivations and Impact on the Salem Witchcraft Trials

The presenter will discuss the role that confession played in witch-hunting in 17th-century New England and, more specifically, address the role confessions played in the Salem Witch Crisis and what motivated people to confess.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenter: Hannah Lonsberry (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 219 Hartwell
Time: 11 am Session II