ISBN-10:
041584102X
ISBN-13:
9780415841023
Pub. Date:
04/20/2017
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
McCarthyism: The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare / Edition 1

McCarthyism: The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare / Edition 1

by Jonathan Michaels

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McCarthyism: The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare / Edition 1

In this succinct text, Jonathan Michaels examines the rise of anti-Communist sentiment in the postwar United States, exploring the factors that facilitated McCarthyism and assessing the long-term effects on U.S. politics and culture. McCarthyism and Postwar America offers an analysis of the ways in which fear of Communism manifested in daily American life, giving readers a rich understanding of this era of postwar American history. Including primary documents and a companion website, Michaels’ text presents a fully integrated picture of McCarthyism and the cultural climate of the U.S. in the aftermath of the Second World War.

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ISBN-13: 9780415841023
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/20/2017
Series: Critical Moments in American History Series
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: America and Socialism, Anarchism, and Communism

Chapter 2: The Rise of Anticommunist Sentiment

Chapter 3: The New Deal, The Fair Deal, and Liberalism

Chapter 4: Enormous Shadows: The Irrational Fear of Communists

Chapter 5: The Legacy of the Red Scare

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