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Author Walker, William T.

Title McCarthyism and the Red scare : a reference guide / William T. Walker
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 210 pages) : illustrations
Series Guides to historical events in America
Guides to historical events in America.
Contents America and the left: the first Red scare and the pre-senatorial years of Joseph R. McCarthy -- The Red scare after World War II and McCarthy's early years in the Senate -- Wheeling and the emergence of McCarthyism -- Benton, Eisenhower, and McCarthy -- The decline of McCarthy and McCarthyism -- Biographies -- Primary documents
Summary "The post-World War II "Red Scare" resulted from domestic strife brought on by the ideological struggle between capitalism and communism. The hysterical witch hunts of the McCarthy era are over half a century behind us. Or are they? There are parallels between McCarthyism and the rhetoric associated with the current polarization in American politics, and the targeting of Muslims in the years following September 11, 2001"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.
Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Internal security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1598844385 (ebook)
9781598844382 (ebook)
(hard copy ; alk. paper)
(hard copy ; alk. paper)