The Salem Witch Trials The Crucible
The Hanging of Bridget Bishop - June 10,1692.
SALEM WITCH TRAILS
You can access the historical background for the Salem Witch
Trials and the McCarthy Hearing in the databases: Gale's History Resource
Center: U.S. and Discovering Collection, Proquest's Historical Newspapers and
History Study Center, and American History (ABC-CLIO), and Facts on File's
Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy Hearings and Scarlet Letter
The Age of McCarthy - includes the history of this period and primary source material; also includes the impact of this period on American history
McCarthyism - from Spartacus Encyclopedia; includes an overview of the era with links to the hearings, blacklists, investigators and the Hollywood Ten
McCarthy Era - this site from CNN provides transcripts of trials and interviews with participants; get
background on the major players from CNN's own research
McCarthyism - a series of articles about McCarthyism
McCarthyism - audio files of McCarthy's speeches
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Salem Witchcraft Trials
Salem Witchcraft Hysteria - this interactive site is sponsored by National Geographic
The Salem Witchcraft Trials - primary documents including transcripts, biographies and photographs
Salem Witch Chronology - A time line of the 1693 witch trails. Includes the names the accused and the accusers.
Salem Witch Trails - This is a site which has images of the trail as well as legal proceedings. It includes the texts to original documents such as examinations, petitions and death warrants.
Witchcraft Hysteria - This is a National Geographic interactive guide which provides a comprehensive chronicle of the Salem witch trials. Includes access to discussion forums and a bibliography.
The Salem Witch Trails - First person accounts, history of witch trails from Europe to Salem, bibliography and related links.
Salem Witch Trails - were the victims of 1692 really "Witches" as described in the trial records?
Secrets of the Dead - Find out how Linnda Caporael's detective work on the behavior of the Salem witches led to ergot, a common grain fungus can lead to convulsions, muscle spasms and other symptoms which were experienced by those convicted of witchcraft in Salem.
Witchcraft in Salem Village - and provides general information about the trails as well as information on other aspects of the history of Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts.
Ergotism: The Satan Loosed in Salem? - 2 April 1976 Science article on Linda Caporael's findings on ergot.
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The Scarlet Letter
Be sure to use Ebsco's MagillonLiterature Plus and Literature
Resource Center for
excellent information on the play.
The Puritans - from the Colonial American Literature home page
The Puritans and the Pilgrims - an essay describing these groups within the context of the times
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