The witchcraft hysteria that possessed Salem, Massachusetts, at the end of the 17th century destroyed dozens of lives and left a dark, lasting mark on American history. Here, best-selling historian and biographer Stacy Schiff uncovers the spiritual and psychological underpinnings of the trials and their aftermath.
Octavian Report: Do the Salem witch trials hold any relevance or lessons for our era, where people can instantly become subjects of digital witch hunts?
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Stacy Schiff is the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of, among other books, The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem and Cleopatra.