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Volume Listing > Volume 49 > Joe must go: the movement to recall Senator Joseph R. McCarthy

Thelen, David P. (David Paul); Thelen, Esther "Joe must go: the movement to recall Senator Joseph R. McCarthy"


Joe Must Go: The Movement to Recall Senator Joseph R. McCarthy: A history of the "Joe Must Go" movement started by newspaper publisher Leroy Gore in Sauk City. Beginning with editorial comments against Sen. Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957) in 1953, it describes Gore's 1954 editorial calling for McCarthy's recall that spurred more than 8,000 letters and phone calls and thrust Gore into the national spotlight. The popular movement, its impact on Gore, McCarthy, and the Sauk City community are all discussed at some length and their impact on national events are summarized. (24 pages)

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Citation: Thelen, David P. (David Paul); Thelen, Esther "Joe must go: the movement to recall Senator Joseph R. McCarthy" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 49 /Issue: 3 (1965-1966)

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