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Emerson Baker on the Salem Witch Trials, Protective Magic, and Proctor's Ledge
Emerson Baker enchants us in this ineffable discussion on Early New Englander and Puritan folk beliefs, protective magic and the safeguarding of the execution grounds for the Salem Witch Trials, known as Proctor’s Ledge. Pour your best beverage and sit back to take in this insight packed episode. Dr. Emerson Baker’s mastery of these topics are revealing, invaluable and instructive. You will walk away enlightened and excited to have a better understanding of the fear that gripped this culture. We have some laughs and heartfelt conversation while focusing on key facets of the witchcraft traditions of the 17th century. We connect past witch trials to today’s witchcraft fear with a discussion answering our advocacy questions: Why do we witch hunt? How do we witch hunt? How do we stop hunting witches?  Links "A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience" by Emerson Baker"The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England', by Emerson BakerSupport our show, buy "Records of the Salem Witch Hunt" through this link."Witches and Witch-Hunts" by Wolfgang BehringerUniversity of VA, Salem Witch Trials Documents and Transcriptions Human Rights Council: Study on the situation of the violations and abuses of human rights rooted in harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks, as well as stigmatization. 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. Please sign the petition to exonerate those accused of witchcraft in Connecticut Fact Sheet for Connecticut Witch Trial History Write a Connecticut Legislator Support the show
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