Emerson Baker

Emerson W. Baker is a professor history and former dean and vice provost at Salem State University. He is the author of "A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience."

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The panel: 

Jim Galloway, @jimjournalist, former columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Dr. Emerson Baker, @EmersonWBaker, Salem State University professor and author of A Storm of Witchcraft


The breakdown:

Dr. Emerson Baker is an expert on witch hunts in the U.S. A professor at Salem State University in Salem, Mass., Baker is well-versed on the dark history of political and religious persecution and the lessons we can learn from that history. 

He provides insight on the parallels between the Salem Witch Trials of the 1600s and politics today. 


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