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Resisting McCarthyism : to sign or not to sign California's loyalty oath

Author: Bob Blauner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, cop. 2009.
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Examining the only successful resistance by a university faculty to a loyalty oath during the McCarthy Era, this stirring historical account follows the stories of the men and women who risked their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Blauner
ISBN: 9780804759229 0804759227
OCLC Number: 690590830
Description: 1 v. (XX-307 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: McCarthyism and the crisis of liberalism --
Anticommunism and academic freedom between two wars. A most contradictory history --
From world war to cold war --
UCLA and the origins of the loyalty oath --
A faculty divided. The faculty resists Sproul's oath --
New leaders : Caughey, Lehman, and the NASE --
The "sign or get out" ultimatum --
From the great double cross to the alumni compromise --
The hearings at Berkeley --
The hearings at UCLA --
War in Korea and victory in the courts. Korea changed everything --
Regents fire the nonsigners --
Warren's new oath : worse than Sproul's? --
McCarthy defeated, but his -ism lingers on --
How the oath changed a university, a nation, and peoples' lives --
Epilogue : from the loyalty oath to the free speech movement.
Other Titles: McCarthyism and the crisis of liberalism.
Anticommunism and academic freedom between two wars. A most contradictory history.
From world war to cold war.
UCLA and the origins of the loyalty oath.
A faculty divided. The faculty resists Sproul's oath.
New leaders : Caughey, Lehman, and the NASE.
"Sign or get out" ultimatum.
From the great double cross to the alumni compromise.
Hearings at Berkeley.
Hearings at UCLA.
War in Korea and victory in the courts. Korea changed everything.
Regents fire the nonsigners.
Warren's new oath : worse than Sproul's?
McCarthy defeated, but his -ism lingers on.
How the oath changed a university, a nation, and peoples' lives.
Epilogue : from the loyalty oath to the free speech movement.
Responsibility: Bob Blauner.
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