The Landscape of Accusations

Geog Sequence Intro

Salem Village 1692

Salem witchcraft started in early 1692 in Salem Village, now called Danvers. The initial small group of afflicted girls as well as their first three targets — Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba — all lived in Salem Village.  But the flare-up soon spread in two waves of accusations, eventually affecting at least two dozen communities.  Was there any geographic pattern to the dispersal of accusations?

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