Many Are the Crimes
McCarthyism in America
With a new preface to the paperback edition by Ellen Schrecker
The McCarthy era was a bad time for freedom in America. Encompassing far more than the brief career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, it was the most widespread episode of political repression in the history of the United States. In the name of National Security, most Americans--liberal and conservative alike--supported the anti-Communist crusade that ruined so many careers, marriages, and even lives. Now Ellen Schrecker gives us the first complete post-Cold War account of McCarthyism. Many Are the Crimes is a frightening history of an era that still resonates with us today.
Ellen Schrecker is Professor of History at Yeshiva University. She has taught at Harvard and Princeton and has authored numerous books including the award-winning No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities and The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents. She currently edits Academe, the magazine of the American Association of University Professors.