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Americans have a lot of historical baggage Just think with all that crucifixion this world has done in the history of the world one would think this would stop There have been many devastating events One of which is what I feel the worst and that is The Salem Witchcraft Trials In 1692 two girls Abigail Williams and Betty Parris begin accusing the citizens of Salem Village of Witchcraft The girls became inflicted with seizures convulsions and other terrible fits which frightened most of the God fearing Puritans Samuel Parris the father of Betty and uncle to Abigail became worried Who was afflicting these girls with such pain Samuel Parris then looked to his Indian slave Tituba Indian for the answer Tituba had taken over for Mrs Parris because she had fallen sick and had not been able to recover Tituba was filling in for her She was teaching the girls how to cook and clean and be very wifely However Tituba was teaching them other things too or so we are told She was teaching them the ways of the Caribbean Indians Tituba was teaching the children voodoo and fortune telling She also had other children come to the house and watch Children that lived close enough to walk to the Parris would gather in the kitchen and watch at Tituba performed her magic Tituba taught the girls that braking an egg in a class of water would somehow tell the future Two books that are relatively similar in their account of history are The Devil in Massachusetts written by Marion L Starkey and A Delusion of Satan by Frances Hill Both books look at the histeria caused by the two girls Each book tells of the village of Salem and how the girls practically ruled it Marion Starkey tells us the reason for the witchcraft was for none other than the girls found enjoyment in accusing the people of Salem Village
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