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McCarthyism - The Fight For America (by Senator Joe McCarthy) by Senator Joseph McCarthy. Publication date 1952 Topics mccarthy, mccarthyism, communism, americanism Collection opensource Language English. Senator McCarthy's second, lesser-known book on Communism, media smears, and the like.


Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in the United States in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion.


McCarthyism: a brief summary Extracts taken from EncycloMedia.com, 2007. The term McCarthyism is based on the actions of Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy during the 1940 s and 1950 s. McCarthyism signifies the extreme anti-Communist movement that occurred in the United States. 1. An 'Age of Anxiety'


As the story goes, if one was a “liberal,” the demagogue McCarthy slandered him as a “communist” and, just like that, an innocent man, or woman, was ruined. McCarthy’s mole-hunting came to be known as “McCarthyism” – a derogatory term still used today to describe political slanderers.


McCarthy and McCarthyism t was January, 1950 and Joseph McCarthy was upset. He had been a US Senator from Wisconsin since 1946 with little to show for the years he had been in office. He had a reputation as a drunkard, a braggart, and a weak legislator who, though a Republican, often voted with the Democratic Party. But


Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism Even before the Second World War, there had been a lot of suspicion and paranoia of communism within the United States. During the Cold War this growing fear of communist infiltration in American society was exploited by US Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy, who accused everyone


McCarthyism is part of the Red Scare period of American history in the late 1940s and 1950s. During that time, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy produced a series of investigations and hearings to expose supposed communist infiltration of various areas of the U.S. government. Other aspects of the Red Scare included the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Hollywood blacklist.


Joseph McCarthy and the Rise of McCarthyism “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” The Fall of Joseph McCarthy ; During the late 1940s and early 1950s, the prospect of communist subversion at ...


Joseph McCarthy: Joseph McCarthy, U.S. senator who lent his name to the term McCarthyism. McCarthy dominated the U.S. political climate in the early 1950s through his sensational but unproven charges of communist subversion in high government circles. In 1954, in a rare move, his Senate colleagues officially


Talk:McCarthyism/Archive 3 Jump to navigation Jump to search. This is an ... Summary of the ascendancy of Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy himself first came to national prominence with his speech of February 29, 1950. His claim was almost immediately ridiculed with the publication of Herblock's cartoon on "McCarthyism" on March 29. ... You can have ...