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Author Walker, William T.
Title McCarthyism and the Red scare [electronic resource] : a reference guide / William T. Walker.
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2011.
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 Electronic Book  E743.5 .W24 2011eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 210 p.) : ill.
Series Guides to historical events in America
Guides to historical events in America.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.
Internal security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Related To Print version: Walker, William T. McCarthyism and the Red scare. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2011 9781598844375 (DLC) 2010041263 (OCoLC)662405927
ISBN 9781598844382 (ebook)
1598844385 (ebook)
9781598844375 (hard copy : alk. paper)
1598844377 (hard copy : alk. paper)
OCLC number 711749245