The McCarthy era
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Published:
Hockessin, Del. : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2008.
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48 pages : ill. ; c25 cm.
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Age Range: 10 to 11.
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Hickman Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction
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Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction
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The McCarthy Era was the product of Joseph McCarthy, one of the most notorious politicians in United States history. Obsessed with routing out communists, McCarthy persecuted thousands of innocent Americans, destroying careers and ruining many lives. His tactics of making public accusations based on innuendo instead of proof became known as McCarthyism. From the time he was a child growing up in Wisconsin, McCarthy burned with ambition. As a teenager he started his own business; he earned his high school diploma in less than a year; and he became the youngest circuit court judge in state history. When he was elected to the U.S. Senate, he became the youngest senator in Congress. By the 1950s, average Americans viewed communism as a direct threat to their democratic way of life. McCarthy played on those fears to persecute anyone suspected of having communist affiliations. His crusade brought him power and fame - and ultimately led to his stunning public downfall. Book jacket.
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"Great events of modern times".
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The McCarthy Era was the product of Joseph McCarthy, one of the most notorious politicians in United States history. Obsessed with routing out communists, McCarthy persecuted thousands of innocent Americans, destroying careers and ruining many lives. His tactics of making public accusations based on innuendo instead of proof became known as McCarthyism. From the time he was a child growing up in Wisconsin, McCarthy burned with ambition. As a teenager he started his own business; he earned his high school diploma in less than a year; and he became the youngest circuit court judge in state history. When he was elected to the U.S. Senate, he became the youngest senator in Congress. By the 1950s, average Americans viewed communism as a direct threat to their democratic way of life. McCarthy played on those fears to persecute anyone suspected of having communist affiliations. His crusade brought him power and fame and ultimately led to his stunning public downfall.
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Age Range: 10 to 11.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tracy, K. (2008). The McCarthy era. Hockessin, Del.: Mitchell Lane Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tracy, Kathleen. 2008. The McCarthy Era. Hockessin, Del.: Mitchell Lane Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tracy, Kathleen, The McCarthy Era. Hockessin, Del.: Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2008.

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Tracy, Kathleen. The McCarthy Era. Hockessin, Del.: Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2008. Print.

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