Join Connecticut author Beth M. Caruso as she discusses the witch trials in colonial Connecticut. Her well-researched novel, One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging, is based on the life of Alice ‘Alse’ Young, the first colonial hanging victim from Windsor. She will explore the specific witch cases in Windsor regarding Alse Young and Lydia Gilbert as well as the climate that led to the Connecticut witch trials in general and to the indictments and deaths of at least eleven people between 1647 and 1663.
Beth will also recount the process of passing Resolution HJ 34 in the Connecticut General Assembly in May 2023 as well as its pertinence for modern witch hunt victims in over sixty countries in present-day. She is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Her second book, The Salty Rose: Alchemists, Witches & A Tapper In New Amsterdam (publishing date: September 2019), is a sequel to One of Windsor and further explores some of the witch trial issues of the period. Copies of both of Beth’s books will be available for purchase and signing.