How did calls to “contain” communism (containment) spill into many realms of life, including debates over the “proper” role for government, labor unions, gender, ethnic and racial groups?
history/containment - Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:32pm
Did you read the article on McCarthyism that I posted for you earlier today?
history/containment - Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:46pm
What did you learn from that article?
history/containment - brooke, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 5:19pm
I learned about how Mccarthyism (containment) stripped people of jobs (blacklist for actors/entertainers), homosexuals/"sexual perverts" lost jobs, government was destroying peoples reputations and employment without good reason, etc..
I just skimmed the article because it went into much detail I didn't necessarily need. What I didn't really find was how containment spilt over into labor unions and ethnic/racial groups (besides maybe the fact that immigrants/non-whites were considered less loyal to the US/un-american and therefore they were thought to be more radical and faced containment that way?