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McCarthyism

from U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy who acted out morbid fear of aliens, especially Communists. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 409]
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On page 436, she writes: "She [Alice Walker] thought of [James] Baldwin's courage, during the McCarthy era, in publishing Giovanni's Room (1956) with its daring theme of interracial gay love.
Whatever precursors you might find in the McCarthy era and elsewhere, his Great Backlash begins with George Wallace's crusade against the "pointy-headed intellectuals" and Spiro Agnew's war on the "effete corps of impudent snobs.
And in the McCarthy era, they upheld actions against communists, he notes.
But before we get there, we must talk about the McCarthy era and its impact on black theatre artists.
obvious blow but that had more to do with the hangover from the McCarthy era.
CRITICAL THINKING: Give students an inkling of the fear many Americans felt during the McCarthy era.
Once a thriving, semi-rural Chicano neighborhood, Chavez Ravine gets approved for public housing development, the government pursues "eminent domain" buyouts, the McCarthy era derails the key developer, and the Brooklyn Dodgers owner handpicks the site for his new stadium.
In fact, cultural historian Bram Dijkstra, author of the book, even reveals the government's attempt to quiet the work during the McCarthy era, as it was considered controversial.
But, as League president during the turbulent McCarthy era of the 50s, she also bequeathed us a unique legacy of advocacy.
Ho Lee saw himself identified with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and other spies of the McCarthy era.
Carrey is Peter Appleton, a Hollywood writer who's implicated in the McCarthy era Commie witch-hunt.
The move came about three months after the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education asked college officials to stop using the question, which the group likened to loyalty oaths of the McCarthy era.