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The Devil Among Us: America's First Witch Hunt (2008)

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Forty-five years before the Salem witch trials, Connecticut executed the first witch in the New World, a woman named Alice Young. That was in 1647. A flurry of witch accusations and trials ... See full summary »

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Kate Aspinwall ...
Kate Branch
Rose Blood ...
Joane Carrington
Merrick Donnelly ...
John Carrington
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Mary Staples
Mary Garcia ...
Married Village Woman
Hillary Gilbert ...
Katherine Palmer
AnnMarie Guidone ...
Mary Johnson
Josh Hesser ...
Nathaniel Greensmith
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Rebecca Greensmith
Marsha Karp ...
Katherine Harrison
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Mary Barnes
Ian MacRae ...
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Charlie McShane ...
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Elizabeth Seager
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Forty-five years before the Salem witch trials, Connecticut executed the first witch in the New World, a woman named Alice Young. That was in 1647. A flurry of witch accusations and trials followed, leading to the crescendo of the Hartford Witch Panic, beginning in 1662. What caused the witch hunts? Many different theories are examined, including the removal of unpleasant people, economics, fear of war, and dangerous personalities. Written by Andy Blood

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Forty-five years before Salem, Connecticut executed the first witch in the New World.

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8 November 2008 (USA)  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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Also filmed on location Pioneer Village, Salem, Massachusetts. See more »

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