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Description - The Age of McCarthyism by Ellen Schrecker

This documentary history fills a long-standing need for a short yet comprehensive treatment of McCarthyism. The book contains two sections. The first is a compelling essay of about one-hundred pages in which the author discusses the origins and escalation of the anti-communist campaign in the U.S. in the thirties and forties and how that campaign functioned and eventually sputtered to an end in the fifties. The second part of the book consists of twenty-two original documents; transcripts from congressional hearings, FBI reports, speeches, etc., which illustrate the issues and events the author discusses in her essay.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312393199
ISBN-10: 0312393199
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ellen Schrecker

ELLEN SCHRECKER is Professor of History at Yeshiva University.

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