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McCarthyism and Literature
A discussion regarding the influence of McCarthyism on literature.
# 96532 | 1,614 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper takes a look at Senator Joseph McCarthy's obsession with communists and his black list of people considered to be subversives, communist sympathizers and people who would not cooperate with the committee, which meant they would not testify against their fellows or name names of "other suspected subversives". According to the paper, this black list prevented anyone on it from working in the entertainment industry, publishing their work or often even from getting an ordinary job.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ferreira, James M. "Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator." The Historian 63.4 (2001): 834. Questia. 12 Dec. 2006 <>.
  • Fried, Richard M. Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. Questia. 12 Dec. 2006 <>.
  • Griffith, Robert. The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate. 2nd ed. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987. Questia. 12 Dec. 2006 <>.Miller, Arthur 2000 . "Are You Now Or Were You Ever?" . The Guardian/The Observer, Saturday, June 17, 2000
  • Willow, Hank 2002
  • Navasky, Victor 1980 . Naming Names: The Social Costs of McCarthyism . Modern American Poetry New York: Viking Press .

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