The Salem Witch Trials & Arthur Miller's The Crucible (Related Links)

Researching the background of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Directions: Scan the links below to find appropriate sources to answer your group questions.

 

Famous American Trials: Salem Witchcraft Trials 1692

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SALEM.HTM

 

EyeWitness to History: The Salem Witch Trials, 1692

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/salem.htm

 

Salem Witchcraft

http://www.salemwitchtrials.com/salemwitchcraft.html#witchcraft

 

Salem Witch Trials

http://www.salemwitchtrials.com/index.html

 

Primary Sources: The Library of Congress: American Memory

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

(Use the search box at the top right to search key words; here you will find primary documents and authentic artifacts.)

 

The 1950s: The Cold War Museum

http://www.coldwar.org/articles/50s/index.asp

 

The Cold War Museum:  Senator McCarthy, McCarthyism, and the Witch Hunt

http://www.coldwar.org/articles/50s/senatorjosephmccarthy.asp

 

“Why I Wrote the Crucible” by Arthur Miller (October 21, 1996) Source: The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1996/10/21/1996_10_21_158_TNY_CARDS_000373902

 

National Geographic Interactive Witch Hunt

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/salem/

 

Biographical Information—Source: A&E Television Network

 www.biography.com

Online encyclopedia entries:

Jonathan Edwards

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/179857/Jonathan-Edwards

 

Cotton Mather

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/369261/Cotton-Mather

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/257594/Nathaniel-Hawthorne

 

Don’t forget the MHS Library has access to:

JSTOR: which is a paid/subscription based research database.

EBSCO: also a reliable/subscription based research database.

These are both more reliable resources than Wikipedia.

Links to these resources are on the library web page.

 

 

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