Tag: Dr. Paul S. Boyer

Salem 1692: 19 Executed-Wealthy, Not Witches

By Thomas J. Stanley on Oct 31st, 2012 in Studying the Wealthy

The dislike, even hatred, of the socioeconomic successful by vocal segments of our population is not new in America.  In Salem, Massachusetts (1692-1693) 19 people were executed because they were found guilty of “witchcraft.”  But  Dr. P. S. Boyer, in his highly acclaimed book, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, revealed the real truth.  […]