Sites for Background Research, by Topic


The Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s


The Salem Witchcraft Trials
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm

Salem Witchcraft Hysteria
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/salem/

A Chronology of Events
http://salemweb.com/memorial/chronology.php

The Carey Document: On the Trail of a Salem Death Warrant
http://www.earlyamerica.com/early-america-review/volume-2/carey-document-trail-salem-death-warrant/

The History of Witchcraft and Collective Psychology


Withcraft in the 17th Century, New England
http://www.17thc.us/index.php?id=12

What About Witches
http://www.salemweb.com/guide/witches.php

Witchcraft Persecutions Before Salem
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/witchhistory.html

The Salem Witch Trials: Group Think at its Worst
http://socialpsyq.com/2014/10/31/the-salem-witch-trials-groupthink-at-its-worst/

The Puritans and New England in the 1690s


Mayflower Families
http://mayflowerfamilies.com/

Puritanism
http://www.britannica.com/topic/Puritanism

Puritanism in New England
http://www.victorianweb.org/religion/puritan2.html

http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/purdef.htm

The New England Colonies
http://www.ushistory.org/us/3.asp

The McCarthy Era and the Cold War (Post -945 America)


Senator Joe McCarthy
http://www.britannica.com/biography/Joseph-McCarthy

McCarthyism
http://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/mccarthyism.htm

Senator Joe McCarthy - Speech on Communism
http://www.enotes.com/topics/joseph-r-mccarthy

Communism and National Security - The Menace Emerges
Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges

The Growth of the Anti-Communist Network
The Growth of the Anti-Communist Network

The State Steps In:Setting the Anti-Communist Agenda
http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/state-agenda.html

Arthur Miller, Playwright


The Official Arthur Miller Website
http://www.ibiblio.org/miller/

On Arthur Miller
http://www.biography.com/people/arthur-miller-9408335

Essay by Arthur Miller on the Crucible
http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/miller-mccarthyism.html