Collection: Stephen Griffin Collection >> Shooting star : the brief arc of Joe McCarthy / Tom Wicker.
Shooting star :
the brief arc of Joe McCarthy /
|Main Creator:||Wicker, Tom.|
Joe McCarthy first became visible to the nation on February 9, 1950, when he delivered a Lincoln Day address to local Republicans in Wheeling, West Virginia. That night he declared, "I have here in my hand a list of 205 [members of the Communist Party] still working and shaping policy in the State Department." Anticommunism was already a cause embraced by the Republican Party as a whole; McCarthy tapped into this current and turned it into a flood. Little more than five years later, after countless hearings and stormy speeches and after incalculable damage to ordinary Americans and the nation itself, McCarthy's Senate colleagues voted 67-22 to censure him for his reckless accusations and fabrications. We know today that not one prosecution resulted from McCarthy's investigations into communists in the U.S. government.--Publisher description.
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Orlando : Harcourt, c2006.
Dust jacket available. See entry for [Miscellaneous dust jackets removed from Stephen Griffin Collection items] in the NLI catalogue.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -199) and index.
Physical description: 212 p. ; 21 cm.
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GR 4923: Stephen Griffin Collection
015101082X (alk. paper)
9780151010820 (alk. paper)
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