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Month of Macabre

Month of Macabre

October is one of my favorite months at the law library as it allows us to explore some of the stranger topics that the law covers.  From Zombies and the Law to the Salem Witch Trials, we have examined areas of law that get a bit less attention than Torts or...
Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 6: Sarah Osborne

Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 6: Sarah Osborne

Image from “Witchcraft in Salem village in 1692 : together with some account of other witchcraft prosecutions in New England and elsewhere” by Winfield F. Nevins, 1892. Born in Watertown, MA in 1643, Sarah Osborne (Osburn) was the wife to Robert Prince....
Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 5: Abigail Williams

Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 5: Abigail Williams

Image from “The history of witches and wizards : giving a true account of all their tryals in England, Scotland, Sweedland, France and New England : with their confession and condemnation” by W.P., 1760. Abigail Williams, niece of Samuel Parris’ was born...
Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 4: Tituba

Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 4: Tituba

Image from “The history of witches and wizards : giving a true account of all their tryals in England, Scotland, Sweedland, France and New England : with their confession and condemnation” by W.P., 1760. Tituba was born in South America where she was...
Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 3: Samuel Parris

Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 3: Samuel Parris

Image from “A Short History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Trials” by M.V.B. Perley, 1911. Born in England in 1653, Samuel Parris moved with his family to Barbados and later to Boston, where he attended Harvard. Samuel became the pastor of Salem in 1689,...