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The Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era

September 15
6:00 pm


Beth Jacob Synagogue

What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the “Red Scare” swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Rick Winston, author of the recently published Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era, explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time. There were several fascinating stories in the Green Mountains, including a high-profile academic firing, a conservative senator who helped take down Joseph McCarthy, controversies involving left-leaning summer residents, and some veteran newspaper editors who spoke out against McCarthy’s tactics.

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Sarah Zwegust
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(978) 697-5969

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Beth Jacob Synagogue
10 Harrison Ave
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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(802) 229-9429