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Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge

Author: Marjorie Heins
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2013.
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"In the early 1950s, New York City's teachers and professors became the targets of massive investigations into their political beliefs and associations. Those who refused to cooperate in the questioning were fired. Some had undoubtedly been communists, and the Communist Party-USA certainly made its share of mistakes, but there was never evidence that the accused teachers had abused their trust. Some were among the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Heins
ISBN: 9780814790519 0814790518 9780814744642 0814744648 9780814770269 0814770266 9780814790526 0814790526 1479860603 9781479860609
OCLC Number: 794040387
Description: x, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Prelude to the deluge --
"Sifting and winnowing" --
Radicalism and reaction in the 1930s --
Rapp-Coudert --
2. Teachers and free speech --
The Board of Education and the Feinberg Law --
Insubordination and "conduct unbecoming" --
The Vinson Court --
3. The purge comes to higher eduction --
The McCarran committee and the City colleges --
"The laughing-stock of Europe" --
The moral dilemma: naming names --
4. The Supreme Cort and academic freedom --
Red Monday and beyond --
The road to Keyishian --
"A pall of orthodoxy over the classroom" --
5. Politics, repression, and the future of academic freedom --
"A generation stopped in Its tracks" --
Academic freedom after Keyishian --
September 11 and beyond.
Responsibility: Marjorie Heins.

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