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witch-hunt

a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
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1692-93: At the Salem witch trials, "afflicted" young girls feign demonic possession.
Since then, the Salem witch trials have gone down in history about how dangerous paranoia can be.
Featuring the discriminatory Salem witch trials, an unplanned pregnancy, horrific wars, and deadly shipwrecks, the content can be distressing and edgy; however, the readability and language are appropriate for most students.
The play focuses on one family's experience of the witch trials.
Our main source of information about the witch trials is Ralph Gardiner's book, 'England's grievance discovered, in relation to the coal-trade' (1655).
And in America, the Salem witch trials which acted as the backdrop for Arthur Miller's McCarthyistera The Crucible.
Kennedy presents an unusual take on pastor and scholar Cotton Mather, best known for his involvement in the Salem witch trials.
Also a Methodist pastor, Gooding teaches a small class exclusively for honors students on the Salem witch trials.
The roots of Jerry Nurss' family tree are tangled up in the infamous Salem witch trials.
Set in the terrified atmosphere of the Salem witch trials, "The Crucible'' follows the tortured journey of John Proctor, reclusive farmer and repentant adulterer, who is persecuted for his independent beliefs.
1612: The trials of the Pendle witches, one of England's most famous witch trials, began at Lancaster Assizes.
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