Asked in
Colonial America
Salem Witch Trials

What type of people were targeted during the Salem Witch Hunt?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
July 31, 2011 1:21AM

Salem was a special case in witch hunts. Even now, we can not find a single trait to connect all the accused in Salem. Poor people like Sarah Goode, clergymen like George Burroughs, town matrons like Rebbecca Nurse and so many others were imprisoned on charges of witchcraft. 19, including the three named above, were hanged after conviction.