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The committee : the extraordinary career of the House Committee on Un-American Activities

Author: Walter Goodman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, [1968]
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A history of the committee from its origins in the Palmer Raids of the 1920's, through the rise of Communist and Fascist groups in the 1930's, culminating in the McCarthyism of the 1950's, and continuing into the investigations of civil rights and peace organizations of the 1960's. Includes photos of major figures.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goodman, Walter.
Committee.
New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, [1968]
(OCoLC)621060729
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Goodman
OCLC Number: 236728
Description: xviii, 564 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Dickstein's monster: Fish committee ; McCormack-Dickstein committee ; Martin Dies --
2. 1938 : The Dies committee: John Frey amd Walter Steele ; J. B. Matthews ; Federal theatre ; Harry Bridges ; Frank Murphy --
3. 1938 : Disarray on the left: General Moseley ; Fritz Kuhn ; Earl Browder ; William Z. Foster ; American League for Peace and Democracy ; Joe Curran ; American Youth Congress ; Consumers union --
4. 1940 : Popularity and power: William Dudley Pelley ; Smith act ; Mike Quill ; Carl Byoir ; Nazis ; Jerry Voorhis --
5. 1941-1944 : End of the Tether: Institute for propaganda analysis ; American peace ; Mobilization ; Japanese-Americans ; Walter Winchell ; C.I.O.-P.A.C. --
6. 1945-1946 : Rankin's coup: John Rankin ; Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee ; Gerald L. K. Smith ; Louis Budenz --
7. 1947 : The Thomas committee: Gerhart Eisler ; Southern Conference for Human Welfare ; Hanns Eisler ; Hollywood ten (Con.) 8. 1948: Vintage year: Mundt-Nixon bill ; Edward Condon ; Elizabeth Bentley ; Harry Dexter White ; Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers ; Laurence Duggan ; J. Parnell Thomas --
9. 1949-1950 : In contempt: John Wood ; Atomic scientists ; G. Racey Jordan ; William Remington ; Lee Pressman ; Internal Security Act --
10. 1951-1952 : Many are called: Hollywood revisited ; Oliver Clubb ; Herbert Philbrick ; United Electrical Workers --
11. 1953-1954 : The Velde capers: Harold Velde; Schools and colleges ; Bishop Oxnam ; Truman subpoenaed --
12. The Fifth Amendment: Dean Griswold and Professor Hook ; John Watkins ; Lloyd Barenblatt --
13. 1955-1956 : The Walter Committee: Francis Walter John Gojack ; Edward Corsi ; Broadway ; Fund for the republic ; N.L.R.B. ; Otto Nathan ; Arthur Miller --
14.1957-1960 : Operation abolition: Musicians and artists ; Boris Morros ; Air Force manual ; Mitchell and Martin ; Legislation ; J. Edgar Hoover ; Cyrus Eaton ; Frank Wilkinson and Carl Braden ; (Con.) James Roosevelt ; San Francisco --
15. 1961-1966 : The lean years: Women strike for peace ; Travelers to Cuba ; Russell Nixon, Dagmar Wilson, Donna Allen ; Dr. Stamler and Mrs Hall ; Ku Klux Klan ; Vietnam.
Responsibility: by Walter Goodman ; foreword by Richard H. Rovere.

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A history of the committee from its origins in the Palmer Raids of the 1920's, through the rise of Communist and Fascist groups in the 1930's, culminating in the McCarthyism of the 1950's, and continuing into the investigations of civil rights and peace organizations of the 1960's. Includes photos of major figures.

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