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

1st Edition

Jonathan Michaels

Routledge
Published April 20, 2017
Reference - 308 Pages
ISBN 9780415841030 - CAT# Y150087
Series: Critical Moments in American History

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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 US politics and culture. McCarthyism:The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare 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 United States in the aftermath of the Second World War.

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