Miller and McCarthy
An analysis of the repercussions of Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible" and Joseph McCarthy's speech, regarding communism in the 1950s in the United States.
# 93931 | 904 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Apr 15, 2007 in Drama and Theater (American) , Political Science (Communism) , History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965)
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This paper discusses the history of communism and the perceived communist threat in the United States in the early 1950s. The paper discusses the repercussions of Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible," as well as Joseph McCarthy's speech in 1950, where he held up a list of names he claimed proved that Truman's administration, as well as the State Department, was peppered with Communists and "Communist sympathizers". The paper concludes with the messages that can be learned from Miller's play in the United States, today.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Alves, Teresa. 2001. "'Some Enchanged Evening' -- Tuning in to the Amazing Fifties; switching off the Elusive Decade. American Studies International, Vol. 39.
- Bloom, Harold. The Crucible. Chelsea House, 1999.
- Johnson, Claudia Durst, and Johnson, Vernon E. Understanding the Crucible: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Greenwood Press, 1998.
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