School Library: The Crucible

Databases! Research Historical Eras portrayed in The Crucible:

More Databases! Explore The Crucible, Arthur Miller, or other notable individuals:

Useful Links by Topic

Salem Witch Trials:

Can you survive Salem's witchcraft hysteria? Experience the 1692 Salem witch-hunt in a terrifying online trial: Are you a witch? How long have you been in the snare of the devil? Confess!

5 Notable Women Hanged in the Salem Witch Trials From History Stories, an elderly widow, a beggar and a church-going woman who made a stand against the trials were among those executed. 

Salem, Massachusetts: The City Guide
This website has great information about the places in and around Salem that were a part of the witch trials, and they have a lot of great photographs and illustrations of what those places looked like then and now.


The War Within - McCarthyism During the Cold War
This mini-exhibit is part of a larger collection of resources from U.C. Irvine in California that deals with the subject of dissent during different periods in U.S. history 

Red Scare  Thorough history of both red scares in the US, with video, from

California Loyalty Oath Digital Collection
The loyalty oath crisis at the University of California was one of the biggest issues during the McCarthy era. Learn more about what happened through Calisphere from the University of California

Puritanism and the Puritans:

Britannica on Puritanism Extensive, authoritative information about Puritanism

The Witches of Salem: Diabolical doings in a Puritan village 2015 piece by Stacy Schiff for The New Yorker 

An Invitation to Satan: Puritan Culture and the Salem Witch Trials Recent, prize winning undergraduate scholarship from James Madison University 

Hollywood Blacklisting / Elia Kazan / The Hollywood 10:
Still making news - Elia Kazan 2020 article from the Los Angeles Times 

The Hollywood Ten Learn about the Hollywood insiders that spoke up against the HUAC with the help of

The Blacklist - Courtesy of

Arthur Miller:

Why I Wrote The Crucible
From The New Yorker, 1996

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