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No ivory tower : McCarthyism and the universities

Author: Ellen Schrecker
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
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Genre/Form: History
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Schrecker, Ellen.
No ivory tower.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)561882365
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Schrecker
ISBN: 0195035577 9780195035575 9780195056631 0195056639
OCLC Number: 13425990
Description: viii, 437 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "An excellent advertisement for the institution" : the development of academic freedom, 1886-1918 --
"In the camp of the people" : academic Communists in the 1930s and 1940s --
"Conduct unbecoming" : the political repression of academic radicals, 1932-1942 --
"A matter of ethical hygiene" : the exclusion of communists from academic life after World War II --
"Drawing the line" : the academy's early response to congressional investigations and right-wing attacks --
"A very fertile field for investigation" : congressional comittees, unfriendly witnesses, and the academic community --
"Frankly and freely" : investigating committees and academic witnesses in the spring of 1953 --
"The slow treatment" : academic committees and their unfriendly witnesses --
"A source of friction" : the quieter dismissals of left-wing teachers --
"A very difficult time of it" : the academic blacklist in operation --
"Not much fun" : coping with the academic blacklist --
"Without guidance" : the academic profession responds to McCarthryism --
Conclusion : no ivory tower.
Responsibility: Ellen W. Schrecker.
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Academics Didn't Have Enough Spine

by sfrancoeur (WorldCat user published 2008-10-17) Very Good Permalink

Schrecker makes a convincing case that on the whole academia did not try very hard to stand up and defend the rights of professors who forced out of academia because of past or present associations deemed subversive. This remains the only work wholly devoted to understanding how faculty members, administrators,...
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