Salem, Massachusetts did not have a speedy system of communication with other towns, and the wilderness was not far from its borders in 1692. How did this isolation affect activities and the attitudes in the town?
The isolation of Salem from other towns around it caused the people who lived there to act differently. There was not much to do because of the isolation, so most people farmed and worshiped their religion. There was almost nothing for young women to do, so they resorted to meeting at other's houses to talk and have a meal. Some of these social meetings lead to the witch trials, when women started to tell stories and make things up. The geographic isolation may have cause the people of the town to go insane, because they were separated and alone. The isolation might have also changed the attitudes of the people. Because they were isolated and there was no where to go, people in Salem started to fight with each other. These fights could have in turn caused people to accuse others of witchcraft. All of the activities and attitudes of the people of Salem can be linked back to the isolation of the town.