Tituba was a Caribbean slave from
She was sold from the Caribbean to be
a slave for a man named Samuel
She watched over Mr. Samuel’s 3
She would often tell the children
stories about magic and spirits. She
also played fortune telling games with
Tituba later began to tell the stories to
girls in the neighborhood in around a
fire in secrecy. The girls she read to
were known as the circle girls.
Ann Putnam, Betty, and Abigail grew sick.
Many people believed that the girls’ sickness was
because someone was practicing Witchcraft.
Because Tituba was a social outcast and people heard
about the stories she told the girls she was believed to
be a witch.
Mr. Parris beat her and told her to confess that she was
a witch and he would pay for her freedom.
Tituba confessed and was imprisoned, but because she
confessed she did not go on trial. However, Mr. Parris
did not keep his promise.
Tituba stayed in prison until the following spring.
She was then sold and taken away from Salem.
He had recently published a popular book
The book describes a case of supposed witchcraft
that had occurred in Boston the previous year.
After Mather had examed the children, he decide
that the children was innocent victims of Glover’s
His sermons and written works fanned the flames
of the witchcraft.
He declared that the devil was at work in Salem
and that witches should face the hardest
Mather played a big role in
the Salem trials.
Just before Mather was
hanged Burroughs turned
to the crowd and perfectly
recited the lord prayer
Robert Caleb had describe
Cotton Mather’s reaction is
In 1693, Mather recounted
the trials in his book,
“Wonders of the Invisible
Ann Putnam was the leader of the circle girls
Her and the girls are the ones who accused
many people of being witches.
The circle girls would gather at Samuel Parris’
home to hear Tituba tell stories about magic.
Ann Putnam later got sick and was diagnosed
as a victim of witchcraft.
Putnam then began making accusations
towards Tituba and several other people
Her parents also began
accusing people of
Before the search was
over Ann Putnam had
accused 62 people of
In 1706 Ann Putnam
wrote an apology and
stood before the church
as the pastor read it to