Post War America Pamphlet 1945-1975
Publication Date: 2006-03-20
Joe McCarthy first became visible to the nation on February 9, 1950, when he delivered a Lincoln Day address to local Republicans in Wheeling, West Virginia. That night he declared, "I have here in my hand a list of 205 [members of the Communist Party] still working and shaping policy in the State Department." Anticommunism was already a cause embraced by the Republican Party as a whole; McCarthy tapped into this current and turned it into a flood. Little more than five years later, after countless hearings and stormy speeches and after incalculable damage to ordinary Americans and the nation itself, McCarthy's Senate colleagues voted sixty-seven to twenty-two to censure him for his reckless accusations and fabrications. We know today that not one prosecution resulted from McCarthy's investigations into communists in the U.S. government. Journalist Tom Wicker examines McCarthy's ambition and record, attempting to discover the motivation for his demagoguery.
Life in America During the 1960s
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Publication Date: 2011-10-07
Provides historical background and personal narratives on Woodstock, when in the summer of 1969, nearly half a million young people gathered on a farm in upstate New York to listen to a historic collection of American and British musicians.
The 1950s from the Korean War to Elvis
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Author Stephen Feinstein describes the triumphs, tragedies, fads, and fashions of the 1950s. From the Cold War to rock-n-roll, Feinstein examines the people and events that marked the 1950s as one of the most pivotal periods in American history.
Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
- Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full-color photos of artists and classic album covers - Includes extensive sidebars throughout with artists' key recordings, influences, collaborators, connections, videos, and biographies - Billboard is reconized internationally as the information source for the music industry