All students should READ this resource FIRST
Drama for Students Vol. 3
Students should follow this as a next step:
In the catalog, enter the advance search terms Crucible, Miller "and not" FIC, to get a listing of all the resources that discuss The Crucible and the topics you are searching for. There are at least 12 resources.
Research Option 1 Resources
If you search for McCarthyism, you will get a listing of 10 resources but keep in mind that this occurred in the 1950s, so if you enter the term 1950s, you will be directed to series and sets on the topic that you can then search in.
After locating the print resources, these sources are the best for a variety of resources. Primary sources, biographies, audio, journals, etc.
Research Option 2 Resources
Topic 2 focuses on Arthur Miller and his involvement with McCarthyism/why he wrote The Crucible. To research this topic, begin by searching the catalog and search for "Arthur Miller". You are looking for much more biographical information and then you are making the connection with the Salem Witch Trials so you will also be researching that using sources such as Student Resources in Context, Classroom Video and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Research Option 3 Resources
After reading Drama for Students on "The Crucible", students should read the article in Novels for Students on The Scarlet Letter.
Students should then go to this print resource Early Republic and Rise of National Identity, 1783-1861 from the History Through Literature series and read the article on Nathaniel Hawthorne (page 70). Article is located to the right.
You can locate resources by searching for Puritanism, but remember that this is a religion so you would also be successful using that term.
You should use the resources in Option 1 and 2 but specifically, Gale Virtual Reference Library.