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Open Salem witch trials
Salem witch trials

In the summer of 1692 all of eastern Massachusetts trembled in fear as neighbors and kinfolk accused one another of practicing witchcraft. Hundreds

Open Salvation Army
Salvation Army

Protestant denomination and international nonsectarian Christian organization for evangelical and philanthropic work. The Salvation Army has

Salzburg Festival

annual festival of music and drama held in Salzburg, Austria, for five weeks starting in late July. The festival may be considered a descendant of the

Open Same-Sex Marriage
Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is the union of two people of the same sex that is sanctioned by the state. The term is often deployed to talk about legally

Open School violence
School violence

Experts once defined school violence conventionally as a serious crime (i.e., murder, rape, assault, robbery, and theft) that occurred on school

Schutz, Alfred (1899 - 1959)

Born in Austria, Schutz emigrated to the United States in 1939. He was instrumental in the development of phenomenological sociology, and his academic


[Lat. scientia=knowledge]. For many the term science refers to the organized body of knowledge concerning the physical world, both animate and

Scottsboro Case

In 1931 nine black youths were indicted at Scottsboro, Ala., on charges of having raped two white women in a freight car passing through Alabama. In a

Open secret society
secret society

organization of initiated persons whose members, purposes, and rituals are kept secret. Human groups throughout history have maintained secret

Open Segregation

The phenomenon of segregation is said to occur when two or more groups occupy different spaces within the same city , region or even state . The types