Arthur Miller was affected by McCarthyism in that he was subpoenaed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, or HUAC, as were many of those in the entertainment industry of the era. His play "The Cru... More »

Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" as a commentary or parable on the United States during the McCarthy Era of the 1950s. It is written as historical fiction, however, through the play, Miller illuminated how the social i... More »

A crucible is defined as a container that can withstand intense heat and also is a severe test, both of which apply to the subject of the play. Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" in 1953, depicting the events of the Sale... More »

The political outlook of the playwright Arthur Miller was heavily critical of the United States, the so-called "American dream" and the McCarthyism of the 1950s. He was influenced by his experiences of the Wall Street Cr... More »

Arthur Miller is most famously known for his 1949 work "Death of a Salesman." However, Miller wrote several dozen plays during his lifetime, written between 1944 and 2004. More »

Some key events related to "McCarthyism" in the United States include Joseph McCarthy's rise and fall from power, the inspiration he took from the work of the House Un-American Activities Committee and the “Army-McCarthy... More »

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The term "McCarthyism" refers to the practice of accusing others of traitorous activity without proper evidence; it stems from the Second Red Scare period of the United States (1950-1956), during which Senator Joseph McC... More »