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


EyeWitness to History: The Salem Witch Trials, 1692


Salem Witchcraft


Salem Witch Trials


Primary Sources: The Library of Congress: American Memory

(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


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


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


National Geographic Interactive Witch Hunt


Biographical Information—Source: A&E Television Network

Online encyclopedia entries:

Jonathan Edwards


Cotton Mather


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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