The Crucible

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The Crucible

The Crucible:A project by:Meghan Jones

Arthur Miller

Born in October of 1915 in the commonly-talked about town of Harlem, New York- Arthur Miller would soon grow up to be one of the most renouned playwrites of his time. Many of his most popular works, such as "The Man Who Had All The Luck" and "Death of a Salesmen" are still discussed today. In 1953, Miller composed the classic work of "The Crucible" as an allegory to McCarthyism-- a problem that was becoming increasingly dominant in society. (He himself having been questioned.) The fictitious story based on what he saw occuring in normal life would go on to win a Tony Award, and become embraced as "classic literature" for years to come. To hear more about Miller's views on the subject, please feel free to watch the video interview on this glog!

Salem Witch Trials


The Salem Witch Trials were trials in which alleged users of Witchcraft would be sent into a series of court trials and procedures in which judgements were made off of speculation and rumors alone. The stakes were high, and many innocent people were killed during this fad. Some victims include Martha Corey, Mary Eastey, and Maraget Scott.

The Puritans were a group of English protastants in the 16/17 centuries. They believed that they alone were "the godly", and are noted for placing a high emphasis on their impact on government and culture. They are also notarius for their extremist tactics of accusing people of witchcraft to help "spare the world from demonology". They eventually suffered religious persecution, and were forced to cross the Atlantic Ocean to escape.


Jospeh McCarthey was, arguably, one of the most corrupted leaders of all time.The underqualified senator used methods of propaganda and accusations to progress in power. After getting his desired leadership role, he set about keeping it by striking fear of anti-communism (opposition to communism) in coorelation to the witch hunts in a practice now called McCarthyism.


~Cold War Museum ~Salem Witchcraft Trials~Interview with Arthur Miller~Wikkipedia