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Red scare in court : New York versus the International Workers Order

Author: Arthur J Sabin
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arthur J. Sabin tells the heartbreaking story of how the IWO, and with it the hopes and dreams of thousands of American working people, was destroyed. It is a very important story, a grim and awful story. It must be read and understood, so that nothing like it will ever happen again"--The Foreword by Howard Fast. For the first and only time in American history, a highly successful, financially stable insurance
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Sabin, Arthur J., 1930-
Red scare in court.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)607745084
Online version:
Sabin, Arthur J., 1930-
Red scare in court.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)622583965
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur J Sabin
ISBN: 0812231899 9780812231892 0812217047 9780812217049
OCLC Number: 26723710
Description: xviii, 369 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Howard Fast --
I. Cold War --
Red Scare in Perspective --
II. The First Twenty Years --
III. The Place and the Players --
IV. The Formal Hearing --
V. Into Foley Square --
VI. Trial Strategy and the Paid Informer --
VII. Ex-Communist, Ex-IWO Vice-President --
VIII. The State's Case Continues --
IX. The Role of the Press; The State Continues Its Case --
X. Two Anti-Communist Stars --
XI. The Defense Begins --
Haley as Architect --
XII. A Movie, A Founder, and an Administrator --
XIII. An Artist and a Black Activist --
XIV. With the End in Sight --
XV. Judge Greenberg Decides --
XVI. On Appeal --
XVII. To the Supreme Court and Beyond --
XVIII. Retrospectives.
Responsibility: Arthur J. Sabin ; foreword by Howard Fast.

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