Additional texts for “The Crucible”

  1. “Are You Now Or Were You Ever?” by Arthur Miller: a biographical essay on McCarthyism and how Miller’s life was turned upside down by the trials.
  2. “It’s Okay — We’re hunting Communists”: a series of political cartoons on McCarthyism by Herbert Block. (Ignore the worksheet at the end. This was the only .pdf I could find that had all the cartoon series in one file.)
  3. The Puritan Life: a brief glance at the everyday life of Puritans.
  4. Witchcraft in Salem: how it all began.
  5. “Witchcraft or Psychedelic Trip?”: were the Salem Witch Trials sparked by toxic hallucinogens?
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