The Crucible. The Salem Witch Trials, The Red Scare, & McCarthyism. Puritan Philosophies Concerning “EVIL”. DEVIL : not abstract figure, but active member of humankind DEVIL : does not work alone—helpers are “witches”
The Salem Witch Trials, The Red Scare, & McCarthyism
Title page of A Modest Enquiry Into the Nature of Witchcraft by John Hale (Boston, 1702)
1876 illustration of the courtroom; the central figure is usually identified as being Mary Walcott.
("Witchcraft at Salem Village" illustrated by F.O.C. Darley, William L. Shepard, or Granville Perkins, as appears on age 453 of "Pioneers in the Settlement of America: From Florida 1510 to California in 1849" Vol. 1, by William A. Crafts, Samuel Walker & C)
Giles Cory was pressed to death during the Salem witch trials in the 1690s.
Print From John Clark Ridpath (1840-1900): "Cyclopedia of Universal History", 1923
A “European anarchist” attempting to destroy the Statue of Liberty (1919)
Literary Digest. Originally from the Memphis Commercial Appeal (Alley)
1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In officeMarch 22, 1935 – May 2, 1972 President Franklin D. RooseveltHarry S. TrumanDwight D. EisenhowerJohn F. KennedyLyndon B. JohnsonRichard Nixon
Herbert Block, who signed his work "Herblock," coined the term "McCarthyism" in this cartoon in the March 29, 1950 Washington Post.
Herblock March 29, 1950 cartoon that originally defined McCarthyism. Fair use--one page of 370 page book. original owned by Library of Congress. Source: Herbert Block, Herblock: A cartoonist's Life (1993) p. 134
McCarthy's tactics and his inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate. The term "McCarthyism," coined in 1950 in reference to McCarthy's practices, was soon applied to similar anti-communist pursuits.
Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, a period during which he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was married to Marilyn Monroe.