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McCarthyism, The Great American Red Scare: A Documentary History Paperback – 13 Mar 1997

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA (13 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195097017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195097016
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.1 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,549,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fried's book is a precise historical account of the period of the McCarthy witch-hunts from the late 1940s to the 1960s. (The News Line)

this is a useful collection for any teacher looking to enliven a course on the making of Cold War America. (Iwan Morgan, London Guildhall University, American Politics Review, no 37, March 1998)


Drawing upon a rich selection of documents, this book provides a detailed account of an extraordinary period of time when Americans were routinely persecuted because they were suspected of being insufficiently patriotic in the struggle against Communism, in particular, the Soviet Union. The persecution took various forms, from imprisonment to the purging and blacklisting of untold thousands. Fried demonstrates how the end result was to consign the American radical left to irrelevancy. Documenting both the persecuted and the persecutors, this book is the definitive reader on McCarthyism, and the American Red Scare, a period which spanned from the late 1940s to to the mid 1960s.

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5.0 out of 5 starsWitch-hunt.
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3.0 out of 5 starsFried Doesn't include Venona Intercepts
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