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ERIC Number: ED424595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-24
Pages: 38
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McCarthyism Revisited: Popular Press and Public Memory.
Townsend, Rebecca M.
National periodicals constructed their retellings of McCarthyism in problematic ways. They failed to remember the numerous actors who contributed to McCarthyism, and instead focused on Senator Joseph McCarthy as someone who took the necessary anti-Communism to an extreme. Periodicals held realist world views and clamored for objectivity in retelling the story of McCarthyism. This metonymical public memory supported a passive "tolerance" for McCarthyism. This memory is problematic, for it is a creative forgetting of the aspects of history which did not mesh with the orthodox view of the past. (Contains 71 notes and 73 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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