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Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Richard M. Fried


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 characterized the HUAC and traces its origins from the New Deal to the post-war periods. Along the way we meet important actors in the Red-baiting drama, including Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, the young Richard Nixon, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood Ten, and, of course, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy. The book, however, also documents the more sweeping and less public effects of M ... More

Keywords: HUAC, communism, New Deal, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Hollywood Ten, Joseph McCarthy, paranoia, xenophobia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780195043617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard M. Fried, author
University of Illinois at Chicago