RESOLUTION CONCERNING CERTAIN WITCHCRAFT CONVICTIONS IN COLONIAL CONNECTICUT
Resolved by this Assembly: WHEREAS, the courts in the early British colonies of Connecticut and New Haven indicted at least thirty-four women and men for the alleged crimes of witchcraft and familiarities with the devil and convicted twelve of them, executing eleven, and it is now accepted by the historical profession and society as a…
Please Support the Exoneration of Those Accused of Witchcraft in Connecticut
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to support the Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project. We have two important requests. First, please write to the Connecticut General Assembly to show your support for House Joint Resolution Number 34, Resolution Concerning Certain Witchcraft Convictions in Colonial Connecticut If you live in Connecticut, please write to your…
An Introduction to the Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project
and 1697, at least 45 people were accused of witchcraft in the Connecticut and New Haven colonies. 34 people were indicted on formal charges of witchcraft, including 24 women, 6 of their husbands, 3 men charged alone, and 1 unidentified individual. 11 victims are known to have been hanged, 9 women and 2 men. Both…
The Alice (Alse) Young Story: Significant Connections to the Rest of Early New England History Uncovered and Brought to Life in One of Windsor: the Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging Beth M Caruso
Our views of the New England witch trials are skewed by the intensity and magnitude of the Salem Witch trials of 1692. (Not to mention that the Salem trials are the only ones that get any recognition in history textbooks.) But Salem was really the last big eruption, a grand gruesome finale of many witchcraft…
Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project Statement on Proposed Resolution to Exonerate Those Accused of Witchcraft
The Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project is pleased that Rep. Jane Garibay has introduced HJ No. 21, Resolution Recognizing the Unfair Treatment of Individuals Accused of Witchcraft During the Seventeenth Century.
Unearthing the First American Witch Hanging Case by Beth M Caruso
Few people have ever heard of Alice ‘Alse’ Young, the first witch-hanging victim in the American colonies. The fact that ten others were also hanged in Connecticut years before the Salem witch trials is also largely unknown. My novel One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging aims to raise awareness about…
Before Salem: The Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project
What is not widely known is that Salem was not the first in the colonies to hang people accused of being witches.
Podcast Episode: Descendants of Connecticut Witch Trial Victims
Presenting intimate interviews with the descendants of Connecticut witch trial victims. They discuss why the exoneration of Connecticut witch trial victims is important to them and to the accused witches in our modern world. Learn how discovering this ancestry impacted descendant lives and why the stories of their accused witch ancestors must be talked about.…
Podcast Episode: Connecticut Witch-Hunts and John Winthrop, Jr. with Dr. Scott Culpepper
On our third episode of Thou Shalt Not Suffer: The Witch Trial Podcast, we discuss Connecticut Witch-Hunts, the satanic pact, the Witchfinder General, John Winthrop Jr, spectral evidence, and the Satanic Panic with Dr. Scott Culpepper.
Podcast Episode: Should Connecticut Witch Trial Victims be Exonerated?
On our second episode of Thou Shalt Not Suffer: The Witch Trial Podcast, we discuss why we believe Connecticut’s witch trial victims deserve to have their names cleared.