77 minutes | Apr 1, 2021

Those Frickin' Puritans: The Salem Witch Trials

Rachel and Leah, co-hosts of Hashtag History podcast, join me on the mic to spit some major knowledge about the Salem Witch Trials. In 1692, over 200 people were accused of witchcraft following a mass hysteria in Salem Village, MA. The witch hunt started with women but eventually spread among every demographic within the Puritan community, including children. There are many theories and assumptions as to what sparked this mass hysteria of demonic possession, but one things for sure, Massachusetts is still PISSED AF about it. If you enjoy this episode, share it with a witchy woo-woo friend! Looking for a way to support the show? Check out our new Support Feature: https://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcastSHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Hashtag History, a podcast that explores History's greatest stories of controversy, conspiracy, and corruption. Leah's Witch Bitch cocktail! Tune in for the recipe.Witch Tok on TikTokSalem Village vs. Salem Town during the 1600sPuritan beliefs about women being vehicles of the devil How gender, race, and socioeconomic status correlated to those being accused of witchcraft. Using "witch cakes" and dogs to determine who was a witch The multiple theories - food poisoning, bored children, money and powerSalem, MA in 2021Woman of the weekRESOURCESHashtag History's website: WebsiteHashtag History's Instagram: InstagramHashtag History's Salem Witch Trials Episode: Part 1Hashtag History's Salem Witch Trials Episode: Part 2Unobscured, Season 1: Salem Witch Trials: Listen HereFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on Instagram: InstagramSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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