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The Crucible  

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Reference Databases

Facts on File Online

Use this Facts on File database to find info on both History and Literature.  

Encyclopedia Britannica
Britannica is a general reference encyclopedia with valuable information on many of the topics related to Arthur Miller's, The Crucible.  

U.S. History in Context 

This database provides in depth information on many related topics, including Blue Laws, Black List, Salem Witch Trials, Hollywood Ten, and much more.  

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Link here for great historical connections to The Crucible, as well as other information on the paper topics.   


CQ Researcher

Contains the online journals CQ Research and CQ Global Researcher, excellent resources for current topics of social and political interest. 




Internet Resources

  • Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project
    This archive contains documents, maps, letters and other primary source material on the Salem Witch Trials.
  • "Television Responds to the Red Scare"
    This blog post from the Archive of American Television includes quotes from several prominent people involved in the Red Scare, including blacklisted writers, directors and witnesses.
  • The Blue Laws of Connecticut is a dynamic website. created as a program of Connecticut Humanities in partnership with several universities. Read the article and then note that some of the books cited have live links; clink through and search within these books for even more info.
  • Slavery
    Information on the history, including the origins and foundation of slavery in the U.S.
  • The New York Times
    Great resource, both historical and current.

Arthur Miller

On why he wrote The Crucible:  "I am not sure what "The Crucible" is telling people now, but I know that its paranoid center is still pumping out the same darkly attractive warning that it did in the fifties."


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