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The Age Finds Its Name

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

February 1950 was Joseph R. McCarthy's moment. On February 6, Republican leaders issued a campaign tract scoring the Democrats for tolerating disloyalty in government and the theft of vital secrets. ... More


Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Richard M. Fried

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides an account of the rise and fall of the House Committee on Un-American activities. The book describes the growth of the kind of paranoid and xenophobic anti-communism which ... More


Two Eras and Some Victims

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For many, the McCarthy era stands as the grimmest time in recent memory. Beset by Cold War anxieties, Americans developed an obsession with domestic communism that outran the actual threat and gnawed ... More


The Rise of the Communist Issue

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1949, anti-communism planted itself squarely in the nation's political consciousness. Important groups like the CIO and influential educators closed ranks against Communists, politicians continued ... More


Introduction: Truman versus Congress

Larry Blomstedt

in Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166117
eISBN:
9780813166391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166117.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction traces the history of Truman’s relationship with Congress from the end of World War II to the eve of the Korean War. Due to southern resistance to his Fair Deal initiatives, civil ... More


The Fall of the Trumanites

Larry Blomstedt

in Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166117
eISBN:
9780813166391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166117.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The 1952 presidential election presented a host of issues for the Democratic Party. After considering running for another term, Truman helped a reluctant Adlai Stevenson secure the party’s nomination ... More


Back in the USSA: Joe McCarthy’s Mistranslations

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how Langston Hughes' “red” poetry caught the attention of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Senator ... More


“An Unfavorable Projection of American Unity”: McCarthyism and Public Diplomacy

Justin Hart

in Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199777945
eISBN:
9780190254483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777945.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of McCarthyism on public diplomacy in the United States. It begins with Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy's accusations in 1950 that 205 members of President Harry S. ... More


The 1950s: Part Two

Steven K. Green

in The Third Disestablishment: Church, State, and American Culture, 1940-1975

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190908140
eISBN:
9780190908171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908140.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter continues with the examination of the church–state events of the 1950s. It begins with the Protestant–Catholic tensions associated with the Red Scare and the congressional investigations ... More


Battling McCarthyism

Donald A. Ritchie

in The Columnist: Leaks, Lies, and Libel in Drew Pearson's Washington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190067588
eISBN:
9780190067618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067588.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Drew Pearson carried on a four-year campaign against the Red-baiting Joe McCarthy that ended with the senator’s censure. For Pearson, their clash caused the loss of his radio and television sponsors, ... More


The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

Gregory S. Taylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049205
eISBN:
9780813050072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049205.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography examines the life of Paul Crouch, who spent seventeen years in the Communist Party of the United States of America and, later, five years as an informant for the Federal Government. ... More


Cy Coleman: Born: June 14, 1929, Bronx, New York Born: June 14, 1929, Bronx, New York Died: November 4, 2004, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Cy Coleman. It gives an extended commentary of his career, and provides details on productions, giving data and song information. Coleman, a child prodigy at the ... More


DeMille as Anti-Communist Ogre

Kevin Brianton

in Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168920
eISBN:
9780813169002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168920.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 7 shows how Cecil B. DeMille’s reputation declined from a high-water mark of the late 1960s to being reviled as a director and individual from about 1985 due to the impact of the coverage of ... More


None Shall Escape: The Hearings of 1951–1953

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There was little cause for optimism in Hollywood in 1948, yet the events that came to pass within three years must have exceeded the worst fears. In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atom ... More


Conclusion

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1972, there appeared a film which failed lamentably at the box office in the United States precisely because it sums up so cogently the climate of the early 1970s and so brilliantly links that ... More


The “What” Waned in Broadcast News

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes changes in news event coverage. In early 1950, when Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy mounted his virulent attacks accusing the Truman administration of harboring Communists in the State ... More


The Principled Brand Strategist: Aaron Copland

Emily Abrams Ansari

in The Sound of a Superpower: Musical Americanism and the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190649692
eISBN:
9780190649722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649692.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the Cold War experience of composer Aaron Copland. It argues that after suffering at the hands of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his cronies in the early 1950s, Copland reoriented ... More


Politics

Derek Chollet

in The Middle Way: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Leadership

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190092887
eISBN:
9780190092917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190092887.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the politics of foreign policy. It recounts the bitter, and ultimately crippling, political brawls that Eisenhower, Bush, and Obama fought over their foreign policies. The ... More


Conclusion: Toward McCarthy

Alex Goodall

in Loyalty and Liberty: American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038037
eISBN:
9780252095313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038037.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter talks about how after Franklin Delano Roosevelt's death, there was political unrest. Roosevelt had presided over a transformation in the American state more far reaching than ... More


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