My father's red scare

IB English A: Language & Literature: My father's red scare

Below you will read an opinion column, which explores the power of language and the state. The author of this text retells a story about his father and the United States government. Secret documents were created during the McCarthy era (early 1950s) that tracked the activity of Communist party supporters in the USA. This is an important theme in Miller"s play The Crucible, explored in Part 3 of the website here.

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