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By Ellen Schrecker, Recorded Books

ISBN-10: 1441679804

ISBN-13: 9781441679802

McCarthyism is the longest and such a lot frequent of political repression in American historical past. A uncomplicated figuring out is demonstrated as to what happened through the chilly warfare crimson scare of the past due 1940's and 1950's. This factor is analyzed from the views of sufferers and perpetrators. How this kind of politically repressive stream evolve in smooth post-World conflict II the USA turns into the thing of study.

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40 FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING Consider 1. What, if anything, could have prevented the espionage that occurred? 2. Why do historians consider the period of World War II the “Golden Age” of Soviet espionage? 3. How do the VENONA decrypts transform our understanding of the nature of Soviet espionage in the United States? Suggested Reading Weinstein, Allen and Alexander Vassiliev. The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America–The Stalin Era. New York: Random House, 1999. Other Books of Interest Albright, Joseph and Marcia Kunstel.

The Rosenberg File: The Search for the Truth. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1983. Weinstein, Allen. Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case. , 1997. Williams, Robert Chadwell. Klaus Fuchs, Atom Spy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987. Websites to Visit 1. gov - The VENONA files are available on the world wide web at the National Security Agency’s website. 2. S. history. 3. HTM Rosenberg trial page. 4. html/ - Hiss trial page. 5. edu/~th15/ - Alger Hiss home page. 41 Lecture 8: The Committees and Their Witnesses: “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been .

1. Chiang K’ai-shek’s supporters, the so-called “China lobby,” rallied to McCarthy’s cause and supplied him with material. 2. Until McCarthy went out of control, J. Edgar Hoover fed him information and helped him in other ways. B. McCarthy gained so much attention at least in part because of his mastery of the media. 1. He sought publicity by emphasizing the news value of his charges. 2. He understood how reporters needed to meet deadlines and scheduled his revelations accordingly. 3. Though he could be brutal to witnesses who appeared before him, McCarthy had considerable charm outside the committee room.

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