Annotated Bibliography Assignment

By Mary Evans
April 22, 2014
B. Thornell
AP English III

On Bio, the author of this biography of Arthur Miller covers the life of Arthur Miller in short paragraphs under different categories of his life.  They divide his life into three segments first giving the synopsis of the whole article.  They tell of his early life; where he was born, how he was raised and his events of college.  Next the author moves on to his "Playwriting Career" where they describe the struggle of Miller as a young play writer and how it blossoms into a success on Broadway with his play "All My Sons."  Also telling that his most famous play "Death of a Salesman" was only written in a day.  In this section of Miller's life it informs the reader of his three wives: Mary Slattery, Marilyn Monroe, and Inge Morath

Modern Witch Hunts

Dailey, Jamie."The Cavalier Daily." :: Modern-day Witch Hunts. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

The Cavalier Daily reports how modern day witch hunting has been seen in the muslim community and gives the article the title of "Broadly targeting the Muslim community is antithetical to America's founding ideals."  In this article it gives the background information of the Salem Witch trials of 1692, then Dailey proceeds to give information on the bewitched accusations on the muslim community using diction to get the point across with words like "targeting" and "attacking."  Dailey tells of the horrific treatment of the muslims and the stereotypes of them being seen as "terrorists" or "extremists" in society in order to make the public aware of the modern witch accusations and mistreatment of those who are accused as so.


Hoyt, Alia. "How McCarthyism Worked" 15 January 2008. web.21                 April 2014.

Alia Hoyt writes the article "How McCarthyism Worked" explaining how Senator Joseph McCarthy coined the term McCarthyism.  Hoyt tells the background and the uses of mccarthyism by starting his article with examples from history like Adolf Hitler and Jesus, next leading to Joseph McCarthy's introduction of mccarthyism because of his hate of communism, and what communism truly means and its role in history.  Hoyt tells different examples of mccarthyism in order to help the reader better understand exactly what mccarthyism is.


PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014.

The author of "Arthur Miller: McCarthyism" gives a more in depth perspective of how mccarthyism came to be.  He tells more of what Joseph McCarthy did in order to give this term its true meaning and shows how it relates to history and present time events in our world.  This author tells of Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist stand in order to show how mccarthyism relates to the world around us today.

Salem Witch Trials

"Salem's Most Visited Museum." Salem Witch Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

In the article "The Salem Witch Trials of 1692" the author illustrates what happened during the 1692 trials and what is exhibited in the museum.  First the article begins with how the thought of witchcraft came to be, then it is explained exactly how these witch trials resulted, then the author proceeds with an example of Bridget Bishop, the first person to be tried, and lastly tells how society came to be after the Court of Oyer was closed.  the author of this article successfully explains the details of these witch trials in order to infom people about the information inside of the Salem Witch Museum,

Salem Witch Trials

"Salem Witch Trials." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014. writes the article "Salem Witch Trials" revealing the beginning, middle, and end fo the Salem witch trials in 1692.  They illuminate all aspects of the Salem witch trials by separating them into subcategories, for example they tell of Bridget Bishop being the first trial, how the witch trials came to be, Elizabeth Perry an eleven year old diagnosed with bewitchment, and how the General Court ended these trials.  The author gives more detail on the salem witch trials in order to enlighten the reader on the true nature of the trials.

Modern Witch Hunts

"Women Tortured and Killed in Gruesome Modern-day Witch                 Hunts." N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

In the article "Women Tortured and Killed in gruesome modern day Witch Hunts," the author reveals the cruel and inhumane treatment women in villages of India are exposed to if they are branded a witch.  The author expressess this cruel punishment by explaining the details of the actions against these people and specific examples from tribes of India.  The author reveals these tactics in order to uncover the modern witch hunts occuring in our world today causing history of 1692 to repeat itself.

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