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McCarthy and the fear of communism in American history

by Karen Zeinert

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Published by Enslow Publishers in Springfield, NJ .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.,
    • Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Internal security -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Subversive activities -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Anti-communist movements -- History.

    • About the Edition

      Outlines the rise of anti-communism in the United States beginning after World War I and culminating in the virulently anti-communist activities led by Senator Joe McCarthy in the 1950s. Also discusses the aftermath of the McCarthy era.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 126) and index.

      StatementKaren Zeinert.
      SeriesIn American history
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE743.5 .Z45 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination128 p. :
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL695703M
      ISBN 100894909878
      LC Control Number97043162
      OCLC/WorldCa37884796

      Joe McCarthy left few profiles in political courage in his wake." —Tim Naftali, former director of the Nixon Presidential Library and coauthor of Impeachment: An American History “There couldn’t be a more fitting time for Larry Tye to revisit the history of Senator Joe McCarthy. Get this from a library! McCarthyism and the communist scare in United States history. [Karen Zeinert] -- "In February , Senator Joseph McCarthy made an extraordinary speech in Wheeling, West Virginia. To the shock of his audience, McCarthy claimed that there were Communist .

        Four years before The Black Book of Communism appeared, Richard Gid Powers wrote Not Without Honor: The History of American ’ book mostly lauded the efforts of anticommunists during the 20 th century: from J. Edgar Hoover and Father Edmund Walsh in the s; to Eugene Lyons, William Bullitt and Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII) in the s; . McCarthy was a relative unknown, but once he lit the fire under America's fear of communism, there seemed to be no stopping it. There had already been some cases of communist spies selling and giving secrets to the Soviet Union about the American government and nuclear program. McCarthy claimed that liberal officials knew of other threats to national security but were taking a soft approach.

      Your first book is American Communism and Soviet Russia by Theodore Draper. That is a fairly old book now. I read it many, many years ago at graduate school. Theodore Draper was the leading light among historians of American Communism. This book had a major impact, because it was so thoroughly researched and had lots of great detail. Was there equal fear in Britain of communism like there was in America, during The fear of communism in America was real - McCarthyism being the most notable case, was there any similar events in Britain if the fear was as large as it was in Britain.


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The word McCarthyism brings to the mind a dark moment in American history. “It’s not often that a man’s name becomes an ism,” Larry Tye writes in his new biography of J oseph McCarthy, the senator from Wisconsin whose crusade against communism ensured that his name would endure as “a synonym for reckless accusation, guilt by association, fear-mongering and political double-dealing”.

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[Karen Zeinert] -- Outlines the rise of anti-communism in the United States beginning after World War I and culminating in the virulently anti-communist activities led by Senator Joe McCarthy in the s.

Also. Joseph Senator Joseph McCarthy: One communist on the faculty of These are kind of stores of American literature, American books, American history, fiction, so on. And the great fear. McCarthyism gained its name from United States Senator Joseph McCarthy who is credited with leading the anti-communist movement in the United States in the 's.

McCarthy was a senator for Wisconsin from until his death in During his time as a senator he famously declared that the United States government was filled with communists and communist sympathizers. This might help to lower McCarthy's stature in the history books, but it ignores a much wider wave of paranoia that swept the United States in the early s.

The Second Red Scare (the first occurring in ) involved a substantial part of the American population, and featured some who would enjoy political careers long after McCarthy's death.

McCarthy and the fear of communism in American history by Karen Zeinert; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Anti-communist movements, Subversive activities, Internal security, History, Juvenile literature; Places: United States; People: Joseph McCarthy (); Times: 20th century.

As the Cold War slowly melts into our history books, it is difficult for younger generations to imagine a world where the fear of Communism haunted Americans. Most associate the Red Scare of the s with Senator Joseph McCarthy, the infamous ring-leader of the senseless witchhunts for “card-carrying Communists” from Hollywood to.

American Senator Joseph McCarthy remains well known due to his Communist witch-hunts in s America. But others were giving similar messages a decade earlier. Here, Alex Reid explains how Vincent Hartnett was discussing the rise of Communism and its threat to America.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for McCarthy and the Fear of Communism in American History at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The following is excerpted from the new book “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy” by Larry Tye.

The fear-mongering and reckless accusations associated with Joseph R. McCarthy were said to have died with the senator half a century ago, but anyone paying attention today knows that the spirit of McCarthyism lives on. “There are significant analogues between the American fear of Communism during the McCarthy era and the American fear of Islam at the beginning of the twenty-first century.” ― Ben Daniel, The Search for Truth about Islam: A Christian Pastor Separates Fact from Fiction.

McCarthy and the fear of communism in American history by Karen Zeinert,Enslow Publishers edition, in EnglishPages:   Throughout the early s, a number of political columnists opposed McCarthy. But, with American soldiers fighting communism in Korea, and the Rosenbergs headed to the electric chair in New York, the public's fear of communism meant the public perception of McCarthy remained favorable in many parts of the country.

Joseph McCarthy, Republican Senator from Wisconsin, fueled fears during the early s that communism was rampant and growing. This intensified Cold War tensions felt by every segment of society, from government officials to ordinary American citizens.

Photograph of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Ma. What were the causes of the fear of communism I the USA? did the spy case of the Rosenberg feed anti- Communist sentiment in America?-McCarthy's allegation of communist in the State Department and in the Armed services-national hearings in the senate.

David Caute, The Great Fear: The Anti-Communist Purge under Truman and Eisenhower (New York: Touchstone Books, ), Joel Kovel, Red Hunting in the Promised Land: Anti-Communism and the Making of America (New York: Basic Books, ), 74, 95, and Quoted in Haynes and Klehr, In Denial, Download and Read Free Online McCarthy and the Fear of Communism (In American History) Karen Zeinert From reader reviews: Bob Bartlett: The publication untitled McCarthy and the Fear of Communism (In American History) is the book that recommended to you you just read.

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