Anti-Parris/Salem Village

Median Ratios: 1681-1700

1681-1700 Anti-Village Median Ratios

Scatter Plot of 1681-1700 Median Tax Ratios

Comparing the median taxes of the anti-Parris faction and Salem Village reveals a continuing erosion of its economic position from 1690. Opponents of the witch hunt, while still above the median village assessment, remained below their position fifteen years earlier, in 1681. Their reduced circumstances help explain why their opponents had achieved parity in median wealth by 1700. Comparing anti-Parris and Salem Village mean taxes generally confirms a weakening economic position of anti-Parris petition signers by 1700.

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