Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Society is composed of rules and regulations governing action, behavior and thoughts of its members. The Salem witch trials of 1692 and the McCarthy Era are discussed in terms of their how and why each event occurred so similarly. Findings suggest social stress and large scale societal shifts to be at the crux of the issue. Other factors discussed relating to causality are; gender, deviance and its functions, norms and conformity.
Trials (Witchcraft) -- Sociological aspects.
Communism -- Sociological aspects.
Salmons, Kristi B., "Witchcraft, communism and social control" (2003). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 837.