The Crucible

The Crucible
A Book

by Arthur Miller

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1976-10-28
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1101665009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

Echoes Down the Corridor

Echoes Down the Corridor
Collected Essays, 1944-2000

by Arthur Miller

  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9780142000052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays by the great American playwright and intellectual cover the trial of Ezra Pound, McCarthyism, Vietnam, Watergate, and Monica Lewinsky, among other weighty issues. Reprint.

The Crucible

The Crucible
Notes

by Arthur Miller,Coles Publishing Company. Editorial Board

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 9780774030212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A literary study guide that includes summaries and commentaries.

Habits of the House

Habits of the House
A Book

by Fay Weldon

  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release : 2012-07-17
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1908800836
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For fans of Downton Abbey comes a ravishing portrait of the late 19th Century family from one of Britain's best-loved authors. Fay Weldon's new novel takes us inside the lives of an aristocratic household in the last three months of the nineteenth century. It's a time of riot and confusion, social upheaval, war abroad and shortage of money. Tea gowns are still laced with diamonds;there are still nine courses at dinner, but bankruptcy looms for the Dilbernes. Whilst the Earl, gambler and man about town, must seek a new post in government;his wife Lady Isobel's solution is to marry off their son Arthur to a wealthy heiress, and without delay. But how? It's the end of the season, and choices are few. There's Minnie O'Brien from Chigaco – rich enough, but daughter of a stockyard baron, and with a vulgar mother and dubious past. Hardly suitable...! Fay Weldon tells this tale of restraint and desire, manners and morals with wit and sympathy – if no small measure of mischief – as young Minnie and Arthur, thrown together by their parents, strive to determine their own destiny.

The Crucible

The Crucible
A Book

by Arthur Miller

  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN : 9780435232818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Crucible is a study in the mass hysteria which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, concentrating on the fate of some of the key figures caught up in the persecution. It powerfully depicts people and principles under pressure and the issues and motivations involved. At the same time, it is also a parable for the events of the McCarthy era in the USA of the 1950s when anyone suspected of left-wing views was arraigned for 'Un-American Activities'.

Leadership in the Crucible

Leadership in the Crucible
The Korean War Battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-Ni

by Kenneth Earl Hamburger

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1603446788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this examination of combat leadership at all levels, Hamburger details the actions of the American 23rd Infantry Regiment and the French Bataillon de Coree at the pivotal battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyongni in1951.

The Crucible of Doubt

The Crucible of Doubt
Reflections on the Quest for Faith

by Terryl Givens,Fiona Givens

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-09-08
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9781609079420
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This insightful book offers a careful, intelligent look at doubt--at some of its common sources, the challenges it presents, and the opportunities it may open up in a person's quest for faith.

The Crucible of Islam

The Crucible of Islam
A Book

by G. W. Bowersock

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2017-04-10
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0674978218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Little is known about sixth-century Arabia. Yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from Iberia to India. G. W. Bowersock illuminates this obscure yet most dynamic period in Islam, exploring why arid Arabia proved to be fertile ground for Muhammad’s message and why it spread so quickly to the wider world.

Cold War Crucible

Cold War Crucible
A Book

by Hajimu Masuda

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2015-01-05
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0674598474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After World War II, the major powers faced social upheaval at home and anti-colonial wars around the globe. Alarmed by conflict in Korea that could change U.S.-Soviet relations from chilly to nuclear, ordinary people and policymakers created a fantasy of a bipolar Cold War world in which global and domestic order was paramount, Masuda Hajimu shows.

Colonial Crucible

Colonial Crucible
Empire in the Making of the Modern American State

by Alfred W. McCoy,Francisco A. Scarano

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2009-05-15
  • Pages : 685
  • ISBN : 9780299231033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the end of the nineteenth century the United States swiftly occupied a string of small islands dotting the Caribbean and Western Pacific, from Puerto Rico and Cuba to Hawaii and the Philippines. Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State reveals how this experiment in direct territorial rule subtly but profoundly shaped U.S. policy and practice—both abroad and, crucially, at home. Edited by Alfred W. McCoy and Francisco A. Scarano, the essays in this volume show how the challenge of ruling such far-flung territories strained the U.S. state to its limits, creating both the need and the opportunity for bold social experiments not yet possible within the United States itself. Plunging Washington’s rudimentary bureaucracy into the white heat of nationalist revolution and imperial rivalry, colonialism was a crucible of change in American statecraft. From an expansion of the federal government to the creation of agile public-private networks for more effective global governance, U.S. empire produced far-reaching innovations. Moving well beyond theory, this volume takes the next step, adding a fine-grained, empirical texture to the study of U.S. imperialism by analyzing its specific consequences. Across a broad range of institutions—policing and prisons, education, race relations, public health, law, the military, and environmental management—this formative experience left a lasting institutional imprint. With each essay distilling years, sometimes decades, of scholarship into a concise argument, Colonial Crucible reveals the roots of a legacy evident, most recently, in Washington’s misadventures in the Middle East.

American Hippo

American Hippo
River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories

by Sarah Gailey

  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release : 2018-05-22
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1250176425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, two action-packed novellas that introduced readers to an alternate America in which hippos rule the colossal swamp that was once the Mississippi River. Now readers have the chance to own both novellas in American Hippo, a single, beautiful volume. Years ago, in an America that never was, the United States government introduced herds of hippos to the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This plan failed to take into account some key facts about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. By the 1890s, the vast bayou that was once America's greatest waterway belongs to feral hippos, and Winslow Houndstooth has been contracted to take it back. To do so, he will gather a crew of the damnedest cons, outlaws, and assassins to ever ride a hippo. American Hippo is the story of their fortunes, their failures, and his revenge. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller

The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller
A Book

by C. W. E. Bigsby

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-04-22
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 0521768748
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Arthur Miller is regarded as one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century, and his work continues to be widely performed and studied around the world. This updated Companion includes Miller's work since the publication of the first edition in 1997 - the plays Mr Peters' Connections, Resurrection Blues, and Finishing the Picture - and key productions of his plays since his death in 2005. The chapter on Miller and the cinema has been completely revised to include new films, and demonstrates that Miller's work remains an important source for filmmakers. In addition to detailed analyses of plays including Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, Miller's work is also placed within the context of the social and political climate of the time. The volume closes with a bibliographic essay which reviews the key studies of Miller and also contains a detailed chronology of the work of this influential dramatist.

Focus

Focus
Deutschlands modernes Nachrichten-Magazin. Focus

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem

Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem
Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies

by Elaine G. Breslaw

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1997-08-01
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0814713076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique anthology is the first to provide a multicultural perspective on witchcraft from the 15th to 18th century. Featuring primary documents as well as scholarly interpretations, Witches of the Atlantic World builds upon information regarding both Christian and non-Christian beliefs about possession and the demonic. Elaine G. Breslaw draws on Native American, African, South American, and African-American sources, as well as the European and New England heritage, to illuminate the ways in which witchcraft in early America was an attempt to understand and control evil and misfortune in the New World. Organized into sections on folklore and magic, diabolical possession, Christian perspectives, and the question of gender, the volume includes selections by Cotton Mather, Matthew Hopkins, and Samuel Willard, among others; Salem trial testimonies; and commentary by a host of distinguished scholars. Together the materials demonstrate how the Protestant and Catholic traditions shaped American concepts, and how multicultural aspects played a key role in the Salem experience. Witches of the Atlantic World sheds new light on one of the most perplexing aspects of American history and provides important background for the continued scholarly and popular interest in witches and witchcraft today.

American Crucible

American Crucible
Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century

by Gary Gerstle

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1400883091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and racial nationalism, arguing that both profoundly shaped our society. After Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders to victory during the Spanish American War, he boasted of the diversity of his men's origins- from the Kentucky backwoods to the Irish, Italian, and Jewish neighborhoods of northeastern cities. Roosevelt’s vision of a hybrid and superior “American race,” strengthened by war, would inspire the social, diplomatic, and economic policies of American liberals for decades. And yet, for all of its appeal to the civic principles of inclusion, this liberal legacy was grounded in “Anglo-Saxon” culture, making it difficult in particular for Jews and Italians and especially for Asians and African Americans to gain acceptance. Gerstle weaves a compelling story of events, institutions, and ideas that played on perceptions of ethnic/racial difference, from the world wars and the labor movement to the New Deal and Hollywood to the Cold War and the civil rights movement. We witness the remnants of racial thinking among such liberals as FDR and LBJ; we see how Italians and Jews from Frank Capra to the creators of Superman perpetuated the New Deal philosophy while suppressing their own ethnicity; we feel the frustrations of African-American servicemen denied the opportunity to fight for their country and the moral outrage of more recent black activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, and Malcolm X. Gerstle argues that the civil rights movement and Vietnam broke the liberal nation apart, and his analysis of this upheaval leads him to assess Reagan’s and Clinton’s attempts to resurrect nationalism. Can the United States ever live up to its civic creed? For anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic, this book is must reading. Containing a new chapter that reconstructs and dissects the major struggles over race and nation in an era defined by the War on Terror and by the presidency of Barack Obama, American Crucible is a must-read for anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic.

The Sword and the Crucible

The Sword and the Crucible
A History of the Metallurgy of European Swords up to the 16th Century

by Alan Williams

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2012-05-03
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9004229337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The sword was the most important of weapons, but relatively little has been written about its metallurgy. The results of the microscopic examination of over a hundred swords are used to tell the story of the making of swords from the first examples through the Middle Ages to the 16th century.

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller
A Critical Study

by Christopher Bigsby,Christopher W. E. Bigsby

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780521605533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Penguin Arthur Miller

The Penguin Arthur Miller
Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Arthur Miller

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-10-27
  • Pages : 1312
  • ISBN : 1101991976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To celebrate the centennial of his birth, the collected plays of America’s greatest twentieth-century dramatist in a beautiful bespoke hardcover edition In the history of postwar American art and politics, Arthur Miller casts a long shadow as a playwright of stunning range and power whose works held up a mirror to America and its shifting values. The Penguin Arthur Miller celebrates Miller’s creative and intellectual legacy by bringing together the breadth of his plays, which span the decades from the 1930s to the new millennium. From his quiet debut, The Man Who Had All the Luck, and All My Sons, the follow-up that established him as a major talent, to career hallmarks like The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, and later works like Mr. Peters’ Connections and Resurrection Blues, the range and courage of Miller’s moral and artistic vision are here on full display. This lavish bespoke edition, specially produced to commemorate the Miller centennial, is a must-have for devotees of Miller’s work. The Penguin Arthur Miller will ensure a permanent place on any bookshelf for the full span of Miller’s extraordinary dramatic career. The Penguin Arthur Miller includes: The Man Who Had All the Luck, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, An Enemy of the People, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Archbishop’s Ceiling, The American Clock, Playing for Time, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters’ Connections, and Resurrection Blues. From the Hardcover edition.

Social Science in the Crucible

Social Science in the Crucible
The American Debate Over Objectivity and Purpose, 1918-1941

by Mark C. Smith

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9780822314974
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1920s and 30s were key decades for the history of American social science. The success of such quantitative disciplines as economics and psychology during World War I forced social scientists to reexamine their methods and practices and to consider recasting their field as a more objective science separated from its historical foundation in social reform. The debate that ensued, fiercely conducted in books, articles, correspondence, and even presidential addresses, made its way into every aspect of social science thought of the period and is the subject of this book. Mark C. Smith first provides a historical overview of the controversy over the nature and future of the social sciences in early twentieth-century America and, then through a series of intellectual biographies, offers an intensive study of the work and lives of major figures who participated in this debate. Using an extensive range of materials, from published sources to manuscript collections, Smith examines "objectivists"—economist Wesley Mitchell and political scientist Charles Merriam—and the more "purposive thinkers"—historian Charles Beard, sociologist Robert Lynd, and political scientist and neo-Freudian Harold Lasswell. He shows how the debate over objectivity and social purpose was central to their professional and personal lives as well as to an understanding of American social science between the two world wars. These biographies bring to vivid life a contentious moment in American intellectual history and reveal its significance in the shaping of social science in this country.

The British Fertility Decline

The British Fertility Decline
Demographic Transition in the Crucible of the Industrial Revolution

by Michael S. Teitelbaum

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2014-07-14
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1400857155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Building on the theory of the demographic transition, Michael S. Teitelbaum assesses the dramatic decline in British fertility from 1841 to 1931 in terms of social transformations associated with the Industrial Revolution. His book is an intensive analysis of the British case at both county and national levels. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.