This second edition of this text combines a comprehensive account of the history of McCarthyism from its origins in the 1930s through its escalation in the 1940s to its decline in the 1950s with compelling documents that trace the course of anti Communist furore in the US.The seco nd part of the book includes over 47 original documents congressional transcripts, FBI reports, speeches, and letters that chronicle the anti Communist crusade. The essay and selection of documents have been thoroughly updated to reflect new scholarship and recently revealed archival evidence of Soviet spying in the US.