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Many are the crimes : McCarthyism in America

Author: Ellen Schrecker
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The McCarthy Era was a bad time for freedom in America. Encompassing far more than the brief career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, it was the most widespread episode of political repression in the history of the United States. In the name of national security, most Americans - liberal and conservative alike - supported the anticommunist crusade that ruined so many careers, marriages, even lives. However, despite the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Schrecker
ISBN: 0316774707 9780316774703 0691048703 9780691048703
OCLC Number: 37806166
Description: xviii, 573 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: Antecedents. "We were sitting ducks" : the world of American communism ; "Red-baiters, Inc." : the development of an anticommunist network ; "In the interest of national security" : anticommunism and the Roosevelt administration --
Part tow: Representations. "They are everywhere" : the communist image ; "A great and total danger" : the nature of the communist threat --
Part three: Instruments. "A job for professionals" : the FBI and anticommunism ; "In the gutter" : the anticommunism of Joe McCarthy ; "A badge of infamy" : anticommunist economic sanctions and political dismissals --
Part four: Interconnections. "How red is a valley" : Clinton Jencks and his union ; "A good deal of trauma" : the impact of McCarthyism.
Responsibility: Ellen Schrecker.
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