Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 2: Accusations of Witchcraft

Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 2: Accusations of Witchcraft

Image from Witchcraft in Salem Village 1692 by Winfield S. Nevins, 1892. Accusations of witchcraft started in Salem after some young girls began reporting fits, fever, and strange behavior. Rev. Samuel Parris, father to one afflicted girl, and uncle to another, sought...
Welcome to Witchtober!

Welcome to Witchtober!

Image from “A Short History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Trials” by M.V.B. Perley, 1911. Get ready for our favorite month! This October, we’ll introduce you to the Salem Witchcraft Trials, and some of the people involved. To this day, historians...
Realia Collection at the Jacob Burns Law Library

Realia Collection at the Jacob Burns Law Library

Why Does the GW Law Library Collect Realia? Physical objects offer an unexpected and memorable dimension to the narrative of GW Law’s history and culture, and to themes and authors represented in the Law Library’s collections.  They bring to life aspects of an event,...