What Really Happened in Salem in 1692. Author Interview with Stacy Schiff

CHR Comment: A Pulitzer Prize winning author offers a cautionary tale about fear and faith. The witch trials were a classic example of overreaction and mob mentality that led to injustice. The decisions in this case damaged the authority of the churches in colonial America. The author points out that “Mercy goes missing.”

Source: The Witches: What Really Happened In Salem In 1692 — An All Together Conversation With Stacy Schiff