BOSTON (CBS) – Salem, Massachusetts is infamous for the tragic series of witch trials that took place in the late seventeenth century. But while we no longer hunt or fear witches, are there lessons from the ordeal that can still help us more than three hundred years later? Emerson Baker, public historian and archaeologist at Salem State University, sits down with Dan to talk about a rush to judgment, mob justice, government cover-ups, and other themes that might seem strikingly similar to issues we are still dealing with today. Tune in to get the inside scoop on a dark chapter of New England history.
Originally broadcast December 4th, 2014.