17th Century New England, with special emphasis on the Salem Witchcraft Trials

Documentaries
Days of Judgment: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Peabody Essex Museum (DVD, 59 minutes, 1993)

Includes appearances by historians Stephen Nissenbaum (historian, co-author of Salem Possessed), Richard Godbeer (historian, author of The Devil's Dominion), Barbara Dailey (historian), Richard Trask (Danvers Archival Center, author of The Devil Hath Been Raised), David Hall (historian, author of Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment), Brian Levack (historian, editor of The Witchcraft Sourcebook), Elaine Breslaw (historian, author of Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem) , Will LaMoy (Peabody Essex Museum), Arthur Miller (author of The Crucible) and Elie Wiesel (author of Night).

View of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XNO_sElNp0
Bewitchement in Salem: The Real Story, Salem Access TV (76 minutes, 2014)

Includes appearances by Emerson Baker (Salem State University, author of A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience), Richard Trask (Danvers Archival Center, author of The Devil Hath Been Raised), Marilynne K. Roach (author of The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege, and Katherine Howe (novelist, author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane).

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?tv=9bvbuJs4Jo0
Salem Witch Trials 101, CSPAN-3 (77 minutes, 2017)

Symposium for the 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witchcraft Trials: Emerson Baker (Salem State University, author of A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience)

View on CSPAN-3: https://www.c-span.org/video/?429605-4/salem-witch-trials-101
Salem Witch Trials Legal Documents Project, CSPAN-3 (79 minutes, 2017)

Symposium for the 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witchcraft Trials: Margo Burns (Associate Editor of Records of the Salem Wich-Hunt)

View on CSPAN-3: https://https://www.c-span.org/video/?429605-1/salem-witch-trials-legal-documents-project
Salem: Unmasking the Devil, National Geographic/BBC (42 minutes, 2011)

Includes appearances by Katherine Howe (novelist, author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane), Benjamin Ray (historian, author of Satan and Salem: The Witch-Hunt Crisis of 1692), Emerson Baker (historian, author of A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience), Rev. Judy Proctor (minister, First Church of Danvers), Margo Burns (historian, Associate Editor of Records of the Salem Wich-Hunt), and Elizabeth Peterson, Director of the Salem Witch House. Released in England by the BBC with the title Salem Witch Conspiracy.

View on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/647357460/31cda8b08b
Salem Witch Hunt, Explore.org (Web, 30 minutes, 2010)

Includes appearances by Richard Trask (Danvers Archival Center, author of The Devil Hath Been Raised), Marilynne K. Roach (author of The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege, and Katherine Howe (novelist, author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane).

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfQhqTTeBB4
America's 60 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries & Crimes, Episode 9, Mill Creek Entertainment (DVD, first 10 minutes only, 2010)

Includes appearances by Troy Taylor (author of Without a Trace), Michael Newton (author of The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes), and Rick Beyer (author of The Greatest Stories Never Told)

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sO9pwNTJqo
Witch Hunt, The History Channel (DVD, 70 minutes, 2004)

Includes appearances by Mary Beth Norton (historian, author of In the Devil's Snare), Stephen Nissenbaum & Paul Boyer (historians, co-authors of Salem Possessed), Bernard Rosenthal (historian, author of Salem Story), Richard Trask (Danvers Archival Center, author of The Devil Hath Been Raised), Elizabeth Reis (historian, author of Damned Women), and Marc Sageman (historian).

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4sZwgGvlEU
Unsolved History: Salem Witch Trials, Discovery Channel (DVD only, 43 minutes, 1998).

Includes appearances by Richard Trask (Danvers Archival Center, author of The Devil hath Been Raised), Nicholas Cozzi (pharmacologist), David Posey (forensic medical examiner), Mary Beth Norton (historian, author of In the Devil's Snare), and John Pullam (hypnotist).
In Search of History: Salem Witch Trials, The History Channel (DVD, 42 minutes, 1998)

Includes appearances by David Goss (Beverly Historical Society), Ronald Hutton (historian), Jane Ward (Peabody Essex Museum), Carol Karlsen (historian, author of Devil in the Shape of a Woman) and Jane Kamensky (historian, author of Governing the Tongue).

View of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PitPD1g9jeU
Ancient Mysteries: Witches, A&E (DVD, 50 minutes, 1996)

Includes appearances by Carole Fontaine (Professor of Old Testament, Andover Newton Theological School), Brian P. Levack (Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin), Elizabeth Say (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, California State University, Northridge), Joseph Klaits (Director of the Institute for Peace, Washington, D.C.), Barbara Amadea MacGraw (Lecturer and Religious Scholar, University of Southern California), Richard Godbeer (Associate Professor of History, University of California, Riverside), Marie Guerriero (High Priestess, Temple of Nine Wells), Janet Farrar (author, The Witches' Way).

View of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5saXEgeZqHM
Weird Travels and Mysterious Journeys: Witches of Salem, Travel Channel (DVD, 42 minutes, 2007)

Includes appearances by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (author, The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft), Alison D'Amaro (Director of Education, Salem Witch Museum), Elizabeth Levenson (Tour Guide, Rebecca Nurse Homestead), Jeff Belanger (author, Weird Massachusetts), Patty Wilson (author & historian), Marilynne K. Roach (author, The Salem Witch Trials), Richard B. Trask (Town Archivist, Danvers, Massachusetts), Laurie Cabot (Official Wotch, Danvers, Massachusetts), Krista Wacome Stevick (Artistic Director of Education, History Alive), Theresa Colbert (Waitress & Bartender, Lyceum Bar & Grill), Perry Robertson (General Manager, Lyceum Bar & Grill), Elizabeth Brewn (Catering Sales Director, Lyceum Bar & Grill), and Mollie Stewart (Paranormal Investigator, Spellbound Tours).
Secrets of the Dead II: Witches Curse, PBS (DVD, 60 minutes, 2001)

Includes appearances by Linnda Corporeal (behavioral psychologist), Alison D'Amario (Salem Witch Museum), Maurice Moss (fungal toxiocologist), James Sharpe (witchcraft historian), Pramod Sexena (pharmacologist), Alan Howkins (agricultural historian), Mary Matossian (author of Poisons of the Past), Annette Damm (Moesgaard Museum), Gordon Hillman (paleobotanist), Peter Houghton (plant pharmacologist), Isabelle Payan (ergot poisoning survivor), Marthe Espic (Pont St. Esprit witness)

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ6756cnLyc
Witchcraft in America: Behind the Crucible, Educational Video Network (DVD, 19 minutes, 1989)

Written by Bob Tonra.
Witch City, a non-fiction film by Joe Cultrera, Henry Ferrini, Phil Lamy, Bob Quinn, John Stanton & May Liao (DVD, 1996)

As seen on WGBH-TV's "Viewpoint" series, 1999. Includes appearances by Stephen Nissenbaum (historian, co-author of Salem Possessed), Barbara Dailey (historian), Richard Trask (Danvers Archival Center, author of The Devil Hath Been Raised), and Laurie Cabot (businesswoman, and "Official Witch of Salem").
In Search of... Salem Witches, Season 5, Episode 13 (DVD, 1980, 22 minutes)

Leonard Nimoy's television series. Includes appearances by Linnda Caporael (author of "Ergotism: The Satan Loosed in Salem?") and Laurie Cabot (businesswoman, and "Official Witch of Salem").
The Witches of Salem: The Horror and the Hope, Learning Corporation of America (DVD, 34 minutes, 1972)

Written, Produced and Directed by Dennis Azzarella; Historical Consultant: James P. Shenton.

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xEvQMUAlXc
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 Season 1, Episode 9 of You Are There (DVD, 24 minutes, 1953)

Hosted by Walter Cronkite

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEild-j2M4w

Fiction
The Crucible, starring Daniel Day-Lewis & Winona Ryder (DVD), 123 minutes (1996)
American Playhouse: Three Sovereigns for Sarah, starring Vanessa Redgrave, PBS (DVD), 180 minutes (1985)
Salem Witch Trials, starring Kirstie Alley & Shirley MacLaine (DVD), 180 minutes (uncut version: 240 minutes) (2003)

View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMKLvn6AJ50
Maid of Salem, starring Claudette Colbert & Fred MacMurray, 86 minutes (1937)
Les Sorcières de Salem, starring Yves Montand & Simone Signoret (French production by Jean-Paul Sartre of The Crucible), 108 minutes (1956)

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