Pamela Toler

About me

I write history and not-quite-historical fiction. My official focus is on the British empire in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but I really interested in any time and place where two cultures meet and change each other.

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Comment on McCarthyism and the Red Scare, Part 2: Attacking “Communists”, and Anyone Else Who Got In His Way by Iris Seefeldt

It is hard to believe that a person like that was ever allowed to open his mouth in public or anywhere much less the venue of the public forum. I guess the press at large in that time were in search of sensationalism hanging on every word. Where were the…

Comment on McCarthyism and the Red Scare, Part I: Dirty Tactics by Iris Seefeldt

An interesting topic today. I was just 10 when I first heard about McCarthy as we had come from Germany and I saw TV for the first time. The terms “Communism” were batted around and it seemed ominous to me, but in a child’s mind just another thing you shouldn’t…

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