Topics for Further Study
- Research the problem of profiteering during both World War II and the Cold War. Was it a prevalent phenomenon? What forms did it take (e.g., cost overruns, ridiculous pricing, fraudulent claims)? Describe the worst case you can find from your research.
- Trace the influence of either Henrik Ibsen or Anton Chekhov on All My Sons.
- Investigate Miller's role in the investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), including his contempt conviction and eventual exoneration. Do you agree with Miller's position? Give reasons for your answer.
- Determine the influence of the politics of the left, including socialism and communism, on the American theater and cinema during the 1930s and 1940s.