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What really happened in 17th century Salem? Discover the Puritans, the Pilgrims and the panic behind one of America’s oldest and most enduring mysteries: the Salem witch trials. Was magic afoot? Or was there something far more sinister unfolding? This in-depth guide features everything you need to know about the history and people of the small Massachusetts community that enacted the most notorious witch hunt of all time, and explains how a unique combination of religious, social, political and other factors led to the storm of hysteria that ended with 20 deaths, and has continued to exert a gruesome fascination for over three centuries.