The Crucible: An Annotated Bibliography
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. England: Viking Penguin, Inc, 1953. Print.
The Crucible was written in 1953 by Arthur Miller, describing the Salem witchcraft trials that took place in Province of Massachusetts Bay. The play reenacts the history during 1692, when 19 men and women were convicted and hanged for witchcraft.
This source is reliable because it was written during the time of McCarthyism. It also portrays the life in America, when anti-communism arose and people were accused of being communist, it is objective to the situation reoccurring during the life in 1950s, The fact is well documented, written by Arthur Miller. He is qualified in this subject because he was also accused of being a communist himself. This is a helpful source; it is specific in the details of what occurred during 1692 to those accused witches.
Brooks, Philip. “The McCarthy Hearings.” Chicago: Heinemann Library, 1963. 6 7 10 11 14 15. Print.
This book contains a limited amount of information about how Joseph McCarthy started McCarthyism with his “I have in my hand a list…” speech, which caused suspicious to arise within America. McCarthyism became an ominous trend in the nation and America because intolerance about communist-related individuals.
Miller, Douglas. Nowak, Marion. The Fifties – The Way We Really Are. New York: Double Day & Company, Inc., 1977. 23 85 185. Print.
This book contains information about how life was like in the 1950s, it provided what Americans went through during that time period while facing anti-communism. No matter what gender, religion or career, Americans were questioned whether they were communists and asked to point out anybody they know who in their field as a communist.
Linder, Douglas. “The Witchcraft Trials in Salem: A Commentary.” Famous American Trials (2009): n. pag. 16 April 2010.
This commentary from Douglas Linder provided his opinions and summary of the Salem witchcrafts. Throughout the...