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The Legacy of McCarthyism on Social Group Work: An HistoricalAnalysis

By Janice Andrews and Michael Reisch

Read the full article from The Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, here.

This paper explores the impact of McCarthyism on the ideology, education,
practice, and public image of group work. The authors argue that the
witchhunts that occured during the period and its climate of widespread
fear purges and political conservatism diminished the gains the social work
profession had made in the 1930s and 1940s through its participation in
progressive activities and left the profession, particularly social group work
ill-prepared for the issues and activism of the 1960s and 1970s

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