Religion

History Forum: A Storm of Witches

The Salem Witch Trials in 17th century America were the subject of a recent History Forum held in St. Paul at the Minnesota History Center. Emerson Baker is a professor of history at Salem State College in Massachusetts and the author of a new book, "A Storm of Withcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience." He concludes that these events were a turning point for freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech in America.