I want to publicly thank Chris at the Genealogue for helping me make the Salem Witch Trials more relevant and real to my students, who just finished reading Arthur Miller’s drama The Crucible. Chris shared the stories of his two accused ancestors, Mary Easty and Sarah Wilds, as well as his thoughts on “witch hunts” and the lessons we can draw from Miller’s play. Thanks a lot, Chris! My students really enjoyed it! They were very impressed I knew someone connected to these events, and even more impressed with your writing, which they said “sounded like an article.” From students who struggle with writing, this was meant as high praise.
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