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Mandelbaum, Seymour J
The social setting of intolerance: the Know-Nothings, the Red scare, and McCarthyism [by] Seymour J. Mandelbaum
Chicago, Scott, Foresman [1964]
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriculum Lab, Rm 268  CL 301.45 MAN    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Toleration
Anti-communist movements -- United States
Communism -- United States
Subject American Party
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957
Physical Description 176 p. 23 cm
Summary "This book explores three moments of fear in American history, moments when the genial mask of tolerance was cast aside...The first deals with intolerance during the 1850's, when members of the secret Know Nothing society charged that foreigners were corrupting America. Their attacks were directed especially against Irish Catholic immigrants...Unit Two considers the Red Scare of 1919-1920 and Unit Three deals with the period after World War II, when the term 'McCarthyism' was coined to define an intense search for disloyal citizens and government officials. In presenting each of the three units, this book analyzes the social setting of intolerance--that is, the conditions that led to the fear that America was in danger of subversion from within." --Author's introduction
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents The Know-Nothings. Poverty, immigration, and the city -- The Catholic "menace" -- A nativist program -- Catholic reactions -- The Know-Nothings: an evaluation -- The red scare. A radical view of America -- "Defending America" -- Limiting free speech -- The Palmer raids -- The red scare: an evaluation -- McCarthyism. The demand for loyalty -- The first charges -- "The fight for America" -- To testify or not to testify -- McCarthyism: an evaluation
Series Scott Foresman problems in American history
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