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dc.contributor.advisorDonald Roy
dc.contributor.advisorRobert Swartout
dc.contributor.advisorDennis Wiedmann
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T09:57:19Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T09:57:19Z
dc.date.issued1979-04-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/2558
dc.description.abstractJoseph Raymond McCarthy inspired, during his four year odyssey, an impressive volume of headlines. Whether out of intellectual curiosity, a need for revenge, or simple morbid fascination, various contemporary writers have puzzled over Joe with volumes of posthumous script. The interpretations of the McCarthy era range, to coin a phrase, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Several of the explanations stand above the rest. In fact, the more plausible arguments wisely synthesize the more restrictive texts into more believable wholes. It would be foolish, for instance, to blame the rise and maintenance of McCarthyism on a lethargic, or intimidated, press. However, the attitudes and cowardice of the press, when coupled with McCarthy’s amazing flair for exploiting that printed medium, weave a reasonable theme. Essentially, the truth—that ever-elusive and controversially abstract alignment of facts—must be found somewhere among a mass of several sub-truths. This is especially true when dealing with the complexities of McCarthyism, the roots of which merit an explanation which transcends simplicity. It was from this framework that I, too, ventured for the truth.
dc.titleThe Roots Of McCarthyism: A Historiography Of An American Phenomenon 1950-1954
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carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentHistory
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesHistory; Political History; United States History
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/history_theses/70
carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey12665312
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00


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