Examines America"s fear of Communist subversion during the late 1940"s and early 1950"s and the exploitation of this fear by Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
|Statement||R. Conrad Stein.|
|LC Classifications||E743.5.M2 S74 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|ISBN 10||0027869555, 0382396154|
|LC Control Number||96028451|
Documenting both the persecuted and the persecutors, this book is the definitive reader on McCarthyism, and the American Red Scare, a period which spanned from the late s to to the mid s. Excerpt. Historical books about McCarthyism & Red Scare. Many Are the Crimes is the best one-volume critical history of McCarthyism. Schrecker's analysis acknowledges the myriad shortcomings of American communists, but suggests that the apparatus of repression created in the McCarthy period to suppress communism was out of all proportion to the actual threat. The Red Scare led to a range of actions that had a profound and enduring effect on U.S. government and society. Federal employees were analyzed to determine whether they were sufficiently loyal to the government, and the House Un-American Activities Committee, as well as U.S. Senator Joseph R. The events of were the first of a series of “red scares" in American history in which the government would clamp down on real or imagined domestic revolutionaries. Looking back on the Jazz Age in , F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that it really began in The ten-year period that, as if reluctant to die outmoded in its bed, leaped.
The second Red Scare refers to the fear of communism that permeated American politics, culture, and society from the late s through the s, during the opening phases of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. This episode of political repression lasted longer and was more pervasive than the Red Scare that followed the Bolshevik Revolution and World War I. Cited by: 1. McCarthyism, the Great American Red Scare: A Documentary History. Drawing upon a rich selection of documents, this text provides a detailed account of McCarthyism, a period which spanned from the late s to the mid s/5. McCarthyism: the great American Red scare: a documentary history by Fried, Albert. Publication date Topics McCarthy, Joseph, , Anti-communist movements, Internal security, Radicalism Publisher New York: Oxford University Press Internet Archive Books. Scanned in : United States - United States - The Red Scare: Truman’s last years in office were marred by charges that his administration was lax about, or even condoned, subversion and disloyalty and that communists, called “reds,” had infiltrated the government. These accusations were made despite Truman’s strongly anticommunist foreign policy and his creation, in , of an .