A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: 7:30PM, Friday, November 6, 2015
Where: Great Hall
Cost: $5; buy tickets here
The Salem witch trials have infiltrated classroom textbooks, popular culture, and American mindsets for the nearly 300 years since they occurred. What really happened in 1692? Was this a case of female “hysteria” or something greater? Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Stacy Schiff (“Cleopatra”) has turned her attention to this pivotal moment in American history–one where women were at the center. The Witches chronicles the year-long panic, reactions by male politicians, and the aftermath of this true American horror story. She’ll give insight into these trials–what fueled the panic, the prosecutions–and possibly, explain what they have to say about modern America.