International Socialist Review
Joe Allen: Dress rehearsal for McCarthyism (Issue 57, January–February 2008). Review of Shirley A. Wiegand and Wayne A. Wiegand’s Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland (2007)
William Keach: Rehabilitating McCarthyism (Issue 12, June-July 2000)
“… We must stand up against all those who promote it, apologize for it, concede to it in any way.”
Claire Steinman: The unquiet memory of the Hollywood Blacklist (Issue 54, Fall 2012). Review of Alan Casty, Communism in Hollywood: The Moral Paradoxes of Testimony, Silence, and Betrayal (2009) and Joseph Litvak, The Un-Americans: Jews, the Blacklist, and Stoolpigeon Culture (2009)
“Sixty-five years after it began, the Hollywood blacklist continues to offer new lessons for left cultural practices, including the right’s ongoing response to them.”
Dan Georgakas: The Hollywood blacklist (Encyclopedia of the American Left, edited by Buhle, Buhle, and Georgakas. University of Illinois Press, 1992)
“A short account of the blacklisting of dozens of writers and actors from the movie industry in Hollywood amidst the anti-communist hysteria of the late 1940s and 1950s.”
Victor Navasky: Cold war ghosts (July 16, 2001)
Review article of a number of books about the cold war and McCarthyism.
Julius Jacobson: Revising the history of cold war Liberals (No. 28, Winter 2000). Review of Ellen Schrecker, Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998)
“Her analysis of Communism and anti-Communism, of the American Communist Party and those who opposed it, is simplistic, inconsistent and contradictory, at odds with reality, drawing conclusions that are politically libelous.”
World Socialist Web Site
Charles Bogle: Hollywood on Trial: a timely reminder (10 December 2009)
“The only effort to deal in some detail and in documentary form with the history of the HUAC hearings in this period is the 1976 film Hollywood on Trial.”
David Walsh: The anti-communist purge of the American film industry (4 February 2009). Review of Reynold Humphries’ book: Hollywood’s Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History (2008) + Questions and answers on the Hollywood blacklists (12 March 2009). An interview with film historian Reynold Humphries.
Shannon Jones: Account of McCarthy period slanders socialist opponents of Stalinism (24 March 1999). Review of of Ellen Schrecker, Many are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998)
McCarthy on the premiere broadcast of the TV show “Face the Nation,” November 7, 1954 (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
McCarthyism and the Movies
“This web site is attempting to catalog and review some of the movies that were influenced by the events surrounding Senator Joe McCarthy and by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC).”
Modern American Poetry
About McCarthyism. Prepared and compiled by Cary Nelson and Ellen Schrecker.
Communism and national security: The manace emerges, by Ellen Schrecker; The growth of the anti-communist network, by Ellen Schrecker; The state steps in: Setting the anti-communist agenda, by Ellen Schrecker; Congressional Committees and unfriendly witnesses, by Ellen Schrecker; On Joe McCarthy, by Richard Rovere; Telegram from Joseph McCarthy to president Harry Truman (February 11, 1950); Naming names: The social costs of McCarthyism, by Victor Navasky; The Hollywood blacklist, by Dan Georgakas; Blacklists and other economic sanctions, by Ellen Schrecker; Judicial treatment of nonconformists, by William O. Douglas; The legacy of McCarthyism, by Ellen Schrecker + External Links.
McCarthyism Index: Events, Issues & Organizations
United States Congress
McCarthy Hearings published
The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has published all of the transcripts of executive sessions held while Senator Joseph R. McCarthy chaired the subcommittee from 1953 to 1954.
Historic Senate Hearings published: This five-volume collection of Senate hearings is available online (in PDF format). Volumes 1-4 cover the 1953 hearings, and 1954 hearings are found in volume 5.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tidslinjen 25. november 1947 om Hollywood Ten (Socialistisk Bibliotek)