The Crucible

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Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042465

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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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

Crucible of War

In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries.

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Author: Fred Anderson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307425393

Category: History

Page: 912

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In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters. Thus, Anderson shows, the war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance — the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion — as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships. Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, traders, and the diverse colonial peoples, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and political forces.

Women in the Crucible of Conquest

For this reason, and because they were numerically superior to all other women, I have chosen to make them the heart of this book.

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Author: Karen Vieira Powers

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826335195

Category: History

Page: 230

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The evidence of women in the Americas is conspicuously absent from most historical syntheses of the Spanish invasion and early colonization of the New World. Karen Powers's ethnohistoric account is the first to focus on non-military incidents during this transformative period. As she shows, native women's lives were changed dramatically. Women in the Crucible of Conquestuncovers the activities and experiences of women, shows how the intersection of gender, race, and class shaped their lives, and reveals the sometimes hidden ways they were integrated into social institutions. Powers's premise is that women were demoted in status across race and class and that some women resisted this trend. She describes the ways women made spaces for themselves in colonial society, in the economy, and in convents as well as other religious arenas, such as witchcraft. She shows how violence and intimidation were used to control women and writes about the place of sexual relations, especially miscegenation, in the forging of colonial social and economic structures. From Karen Vieira Powers's Introduction: "During the colonization process, indigenous women suffered, perhaps, the most precipitous decline in status of any group of colonial women. For this reason, and because they were numerically superior to all other women, I have chosen to make them the heart of this book. Nevertheless, the work also treats Spanish women, racially mixed women (mestizas, mulattas, zambas, etc.), and African women."

The Crucible Arthur Miller

An overview of the play features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical essays about the work.

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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791098288

Category: Electronic books

Page: 232

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The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. Filled with fresh essays about the play, the new edition of this invaluable literary guide features a bibliography and notes on the essay contributors.

The Forge and the Crucible

Subtitle on cover: The origins and structures of alchemy.

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Author: Mircea Eliade

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226203905

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

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Primitive man's discovery of the ability to change matter from one state to another brought about a profound change in spiritual behavior. In The Forge and the Crucible, Mircea Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of these ancient societies, adventures rooted in the people's awareness of an awesome new power. The new edition of The Forge and the Crucible contains an updated appendix, in which Eliade lists works on Chinese alchemy published in the past few years. He also discusses the importance of alchemy in Newton's scientific evolution.

Crucible

In Crucible, we witness how faith, trust, fear, truth, despair, sacrifice, and humility refined David and drew him closer to the heart of God.

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Author: Phil Tuttle

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433683282

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Moments of decision. Your life is full of them, and how you respond can have lifelong impact. The decision process can be as intense as a crucible—a vessel in a refining fire, a place where precious substances are tested, purified, and strengthened. In Crucible, we witness how faith, trust, fear, truth, despair, sacrifice, and humility refined David and drew him closer to the heart of God. We learn that God will use the choices we make to transform us into people after His own heart—and shape our lives forever.

The Way of the Crucible

This second work delves more deeply into "the why of the how" behind laboratory alchemy and elaborates greater detail on some of the mineral works of Alchemy both ancient and modern.

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Author: Robert Bartlett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615206820

Category: Religion

Page: 332

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Our first book, Real Alchemy, provides a glimpse into the general theory and practices surrounding the Art of Alchemy as handed down in the Western World. This second work delves more deeply into "the why of the how" behind laboratory alchemy and elaborates greater detail on some of the mineral works of Alchemy both ancient and modern. Herein you will find a wealth of information concerning the practical art and science of alchemy that makes this arcane subject accessible to the modern student.

The Minister s Crucible

You may have questions about what being a Minister is all about or you may feel you need more training. If so, then, The Minister's Crucible is for you. Pastor Fred Rochester tells it all in The Minister's Crucible.

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Author: Fred Rochester

Publisher: Sherylynne Rochester

ISBN: 9781432700645

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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In this book, The Ministers Crucible, Fred C. Rochester shares insights that will help and guide you to being a leading minister. If you desire to preach the word of God, lead the body of Christ, win souls for the Lord, and minister all over you will find this book to be a helpful guide that will instruct, inspire, and prepare you for what is to come as a leading minister for Christ. Using experience and wisdom learnt from over thirty years of ministering and teaching, Fred C. Rochester, offers timeless principals that will help you change lives and minister effectively.If you want to take the first step in being Gods leading minister then The Ministers Crucible is for you. It is a foundational guide that has key biblical principals to guide you along your way, personal testimonies that will help you grow, and training that will equip you to be who God has called you to be. With so much information and insight you will be equipped and ready for what is ahead as a leading minister for Christ. Are you ready to be Gods leading minister? Then, its time to begin The Ministers Crucible.

A Church for the Future

Examines current issues facing the Anglican Communion through the prism of the history of the Southern African church and people.

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Author: Harold T. Lewis

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898695663

Category: Religion

Page: 161

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Examines current issues facing the Anglican Communion through the prism of the history of the Southern African church and people. Through this combined narrative of the global and local church, the author offers a remarkable story combining history, race, class and culture in Africa. He traces the paradigm shift in Anglicanism as its vitality moves beyond the borders of England and America to the global South, with all the theological implications. Today, South African Anglicanism attempts a middle way through crucial issues like HIV/AIDS, poverty, and human sexuality. Ideal for those interested in "inculturation" - the intersection of church, culture, and ethnicity.

Crucible of Power

This volume relies on the natural chronology of historical events to organize and narrate the story as the nation's leaders saw it.

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Author: Howard Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842029184

Category: History

Page: 555

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This volume relies on the natural chronology of historical events to organize and narrate the story as the nation's leaders saw it. Using this narrative approach, the tangled and often confusing nature of foreign affairs is uncovered without the illusion that in the past, American foreign relations took place in a well-ordered fashion. From this history, students will understand the plight of present-day policymakers who encounter an array of problems that are rarely susceptible to simple analysis and ready solution.

The Crucible

Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

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Author: Sue Tweg

Publisher: Insight Publications Pty Limited

ISBN: 1921088826

Category: Education

Page: 84

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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Leaders in the Crucible

Is the college presidency merely a position in which one manages bureaucracies, garners wealth, and mediates ideological battles?

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Author: Stephen James Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897897420

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Is the college presidency merely a position in which one manages bureaucracies, garners wealth, and mediates ideological battles? On the contrary, the author argues that the moral leadership of college presidents is a tradition that the academy must sustain, and he details what can and ought to be expected of the office in the future.

Born of the Crucible

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

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Author: Charles Cleveland Cohan

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1377562816

Category: History

Page: 350

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Crucible of the Civil War

For anyone interested in Virginia during the Civil War, this book offers new ways to approach the study of the most important state in the Confederacy during the bloodiest war in American history.

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Author: Edward L. Ayers

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813925525

Category: History

Page: 226

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Serving both as home to the Confederacy's capital, Richmond, and as the war's primary battlefield, Virginia held a unique place in the American Civil War, while also witnessing the privations and hardships that marked life in all corners of the Confederacy. Yet despite an overwhelming literature on the battles that raged across the state and the armies and military leaders involved, few works have examined Virginia as a distinctive region during the conflict. In Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration, Edward L. Ayers, Gary W. Gallagher, and Andrew J. Torget, together with other scholars, offer an illuminating portrait of the state's wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within established scholarship while also breaking ground in areas long neglected by scholars, several of the essays examine such concerns as the war's effect on slavery in the state, the wartime intersection of race and religion, and the development of Confederate social networks. Other contributions shed light on topics long disputed by historians, such as Virgina's decision to secede from the Union, the development of Confederate nationalism, and how Virginians chose to remember the war after its close. For anyone interested in Virginia during the Civil War, this book offers new ways to approach the study of the most important state in the Confederacy during the bloodiest war in American history.

CliffsNotes on Miller s The Crucible

The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

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Author: Denis M. Calandra

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544180925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 84

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Crucible takes you into Arthur Miller's play about good and evil, self-identity and morality. Following the atmosphere and action of the Salem witch trials of the 1600s, this study guide looks into Puritan culture with critical commentaries about each act and scene. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the author Introduction to the play Character web and in-depth analyses of the major roles Summaries and glossaries related to each act Essays that explore the author's narrative technique and the play's historical setting A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics and practice projects A Resource Center for checking out details on books, publications, and Internet resources Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Constantinople AD 717 18

The siege of Constantinople in AD 717–18 was the supreme crisis of Western civilization.

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Author: Si Sheppard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472836939

Category: History

Page: 96

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The siege of Constantinople in AD 717–18 was the supreme crisis of Western civilization. The Byzantine Empire had been reeling under the onslaught of Arabic imperialism since the death of the Prophet, whilst Jihadist armies had detached Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and Carthage from imperial control and were in the process of imposing their ascendancy at sea. The Empire had been reduced to its Anatolian and Balkan heartland, and Arab incursions threatened even this – Arab naval forces had appeared under the walls of Constantinople every year from AD 674 to 678. But all this was only a prelude to the massive combined-arms invasion force that advanced on the capital in 717. This title offers a comprehensive study of the ensuing clash between the ascendant Caliphate and the Empire at bay. It details the forces available to each side, with their respective advantages and vulnerabilities, evaluating the leadership qualities of the rival commanders and assessing their strategic and tactical initiatives. It also accounts for the trajectory and outcome of the campaign and emphasises the fundamental significance of the struggle. By holding the line, the Byzantines gave Europe enough time to develop at its own pace and emerge strong enough to face down its Islamic counterpart on equal terms. If Constantinople had fallen in 717, could Europe have endured as an independent entity? Could Christianity have survived as major religion? What would the future course of world history have been?

Tropic Crucible

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Author: Ranjit Chatterjee

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971690837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

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The Crucible

In The Crucible, these valences of Pal mestiza identity provide for high drama, as
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Author: Yay Panlilio

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813548209

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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On December 8, 1941, as the Pacific War reached the Philippines, Yay Panlilio, a Filipina-Irish American, faced a question with no easy answer: How could she contribute to the war? In this 1950 memoir, The Crucible: An Autobiography by Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla, Panlilio narrates her experience as a journalist, triple agent, leader in the Philippine resistance against the Japanese, and lover of the guerrilla general Marcos V. Augustin. From the war-torn streets of Japanese-occupied Manila, to battlegrounds in the countryside, and the rural farmlands of central California, Panlilio blends wry commentary, rigorous journalistic detail, and popular romance. Weaving together appearances by Douglas MacArthur and Carlos Romulo with dangerous espionage networks, this work provides an insightful perspective on the war. The Crucible invites readers to see new intersections in Filipina/o, Asian American, and American literature studies, and Denise Cruz's introduction imparts key biographical, historical, and cultural contexts to that purpose.