Nightmare in red : the McCarthy era in perspective  Paperback

Richard M. Fried

This is a well-researched, and frequently entertaining, account of the rise and fall of the House Committee on Un-American activities. Fried describes the growth of the kind of paranoid and xenophobic anti-communism which characterized the HUAC and traces its origins from the New Deal to the post-war periods. Along the way we meet important actors in the Red-baiting drama, including Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, the young Richard Nixon, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood Ten, and, of course, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy. Fried, however, also documents the more sweeping and less public effects of McCarthyism on thousands of people, from teachers and lawyers to washroom attendants forced to take loyalty tests. As Fried shows, these 'insignificant' stories are perhaps the strongest testament to the social and political climate which terrorized many ordinary citizens during the McCarthy years.

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書名 Nightmare in red : the McCarthy era in perspective
著作者等 Fried, Richard M.
巻冊次 Paperback
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1991, c1990
ページ数 ix, 243 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0195043618
NCID BA27913675
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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