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Dan Gagnon on Salem Witch Trial Victim George Jacobs, Sr.
Welcome back local historian Dan Gagnon who brings us the unexpected journey of Salem Witch Trial victim George Jacobs Sr., one of the men executed for witchcraft on August 19, 1692.  We discuss the complicated trauma and experiences of  the many members of the Jacobs household involved in the trials. Learn about the fascinating travels of George Jacob Sr’s remains. Where did his bones rest across the centuries and why were they being moved? We address the importance of victim memorials and exonerations of innocent accused witches by contrasting the way Rebecca Nurse has been remembered to the way George Jabob Sr was set aside. The Rebecca Nurse Homestead history is discussed, and this part of the conversation will be meaningful to her descendants. This discussion continues End Witch Hunts’ message: Why do we witch hunt? How do we witch hunt? How do we stop hunting witches? Links A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse by Daniel A. Gagnon Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trial Victims' Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization, by Daniel A. Gagnon,  New England Journal of History Support Us! Shop Our Book Shop Purchase a Witch Trial White Rose Memorial Button Support Us! Sign up as a Super Listener! End Witch Hunts Movement  Thou Shalt Not Suffer Podcast Book Store Support Us! Buy Witch Trial Merch! Support Us! Buy Podcast Merch! Join us on Discord to share your ideas and feedback. Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube TikTok Discord Buzzsprout Mailchimp Donate Support the show
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