Ep. 10: The Crucible

This 1996 film based on the 1953 based on the Salem Witch Trials takes some liberties with this historical record. Below, check out a selection of our sources and some further reading.

*Historian Margo Burns, associate editor of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (Cambridge University Press) offers her review of the inaccuracies in Arthur Miller’s original text.

*Smithsonian attempts here to unwind the mystery of Tituba, the enslaved servant whom the girls blamed for introducing them to the devil.

*Dive deeper into some of the many competing theories about what caused the village of Salem to lose their minds.

*Learn more about Virginia Beach’s own witch trial – and the 2006 pardon that finally closed the door on it.

Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968) Costume Drama Rewind

Happy Thanksgiving from Costume Drama Rewind, where we’re marking the holiday by reviewing the animated classic “The Mouse on the Mayflower.” Did the Pilgrims really get rescued from all their troubles by a mouse in a tiny hat? Probably not, but that’s also not the weirdest or least accurate thing going on with this little movie. 
  1. Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968)
  2. Season 2, Episode 3: "From Hell" (2001)
  3. Season 2, Episode 2: "Kwaidan: Hoichi the Earless” (1964)
  4. Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993)
  5. Season 1, Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale

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