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The age of McCarthyism : a brief history with documents

Author: Ellen Schrecker
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, ©2002.
Series: Bedford series in history and culture (Palgrave (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The first is a compelling essay of about one-hundred pages in which the author discusses the origins and escalation of the anti-communist campaign in the U.S. in the thirties and forties and how that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Named Person: Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Schrecker
ISBN: 0312294255 0312393199 9780312294250 9780312393199
OCLC Number: 49044852
Description: xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The age of McCarthyism. The American Communist Party ; The growth of the anti-Communist network ; Communism and national security : the menace emerges ; The state steps in : setting the anti-Communist agenda ; Communists in government and the big spy cases ; Atomic espionage ; The Loyalty-Security Program ; The assault on the Communist Party ; The destruction of the Communist fronts and unions ; Congressional committees and unfriendly witnesses ; Red-baiting and careerism : Joseph McCarthy at work ; Congressional investigations and the "loss" of China ; Anticommunism at the state and local levels ; Blacklists and other economic sanctions ; Liberals and the struggle against McCarthyism ; The legacy of McCarthyism --
The documents. The world of American communism : party members talk about their experiences --
From the Communist Party's perspective : William Z. Foster looks at the world in 1947 --
The communist menace : an American Legion view --
To quarantine communism : J. Edgar Hoover speaks to the American people --
Communist spies in the State Department : the emergence of the Hiss case --
Atomic espionage and the Rosenberg case --
The Truman administration deals with the Communist menace : the 1947 Loyalty-Security Program --
A political test for employment : the Loyalty-Security Program in operation --
Guilt by designation : the Attorney General's list --
Communism in court : excerpts from the 1949 Smith Act Trial of the Communist Party's eleven top leaders --
Outlawing the Communist Party : the Supreme Court upholds the Smith Act --
A liberal opposes anti-Communist legislation : Truman vetoes the Internal Security Act of 1950 --
Purging the labor movement : the CIO expels its left-wing unions --
The dilemma of an unfriendly witness : Lillian Hellman takes the Fifth Amendment --
"Are you now--?" : HUAC investigates Hollywood --
"I have in my hand--
" : Senator Joseph McCarthy charges that there are Communists in the State Department --
The Hollywood blacklist begins : studio heads fire the Hollywood Ten --
The blacklisters' Bible : Red Channels --
The blacklist in operation : testimony from the John Henry Faulk Trial --
Unfriendly witnesses and their lawyers : the HUAC testimony of Robert Treuhaft --
Heresy and conspiracy : a Cold War liberal view of the Communist threat --
A liberal deplores the witch-hunt : Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas on "The Black Silence of Fear" --
Appendixes. Glossary ; A McCarthyism chronology (1917-1976) ; Interpreting McCarthyism : a bibliographical essay.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Ellen Schrecker.
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