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Secrets of the Dead: Witches Curse

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"More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials led to the death of 19 innocent people, psychologist Linnda Caporael has been searching for a rational explanation for the symptoms of bewitchment. Her work has sparked an investigation into the wrenching convulsions, vivid deliriums, contaminated crops, hallucinogenic drugs, and a 2,3000 year-old murder victim buried in a bog. Was bread tainted with toxic fungus the real cause of the symptoms in Salem? Is this the same fungus from which LSD is derived? Can history's devastating witch hunts finally be explained?"--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Salem Witch Trials

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In 1693, the village of Salem, Massachusetts was overcome with superstitious hysteria. At the peak of the madness someone hundred fifty people, male and female, were accused of being witches. Twenty of them were executed.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Volume 1 [electronic resource]

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In this volume, set in 1692, Sarah Cloyce appears before a special court of inquiry set up by the Queen of England to review the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials.
Online
2005; 1985
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Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Volume 2 [electronic resource]

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In this volume Sara Cloyce willingly testifies at her own hearing using scripture from the Bible in her own defense.
Online
2005; 1985
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Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Volume 3 [electronic resource]

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Finally, the council of Ministers and Massachusetts officials begin a review of the situation. In a landmark decision, they determine that all the "witches" should be released.
Online
2005; 1985
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The Crucible

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A group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight for a secret love-conjuring ceremony. When the ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls are accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by hysteria, and innocent victims are put on trial, leading to a devastating climax.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Witch Hunt

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Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Utopian Promise [electronic resource]

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Explores the utopian ideals of the Puritans and Quakers. Discusses John Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity" and Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative, which reveal the Puritan view of themselves as God's chosen people. Explains how troubles in the New World and the Salem Witch Trials affected this utopian view. Introduces the Quakers and their commitment to nonviolence, tolerance, and inclusiveness. Discusses William Penn's "Letter to the Lenni Lenape Indians", and investigates the legacy of Penn's ideas. Explores how Puritan and Quaker ideals have affected modern American culture.
Online
2003
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In Search of History: Salem Witch Trials [electronic resource]

Drawing extensively on colonial-era documents and accounts as well as on the testimony of significant scholars, this program ventures back three centuries to separate facts from legends about the Salem witch trials.
Online
1998
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Arthur Miller and the Crucible: Naming Names

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In 1956, playwright Arthur Miller was questioned about "un-American" activities during the McCarthy hearings. Dramatized scenes from the hearings, interspersed with scenes from The crucible, relate the dialog of the hearings to the dialog of Miller's play, which was written before the hearings took place. Miller refused to "name names" to HUAC, a theme that is paralleled in his play, whose central theme is the "inexplicable darkness" that prevents peeople from seeing evil and denouncing it.
VHS
1997; 1981
Ivy (By Request)
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Witch City: A Documentary

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Takes viewers through the city of Salem, Massassachusetts, beginning with the preparations for the 300th anniversary of the witch trials. It looks at the city's tragic past and casts a critical eye on the commercialization of its history.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Crucible: Based on a Play by Arthur Miller

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Set in Salem, Mass. of early seventeenth century. Dramatizes actual events of a witch hunt in a Protestant settlement.
VHS
1995; 1957
Ivy (By Request)
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Three Sovereigns for Sarah

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In 1703 Sarah Cloyce, survivor of the Salem witchcraft hysteria presents her story to a special commission empowered to investigate the trials for witchcraft. The events leading to the trials and the suffering they caused are told in flashback fashion.
VHS
1990; 1985
Ivy (By Request)