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Secret agents : the Rosenberg case, McCarthyism, and fifties America

Author: Marjorie B Garber; Rebecca L Walkowitz
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1995.
Series: Culture work.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a timely and incisive collection of essays, which demonstrate that an awareness of history in high culture, popular culture, literature, politics and the arts has never been more important -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ethel Rosenberg; Julius Rosenberg; Joseph McCarthy; Julius Rosenberg; Ethel (1915-1953) Rosenberg; Joseph McCarthy; Julius Rosenberg; Ethel Rosenberg; Joseph McCarthy; Ethel Rosenberg; Julius Rosenberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie B Garber; Rebecca L Walkowitz
ISBN: 0415911192 9780415911191 0415911206 9780415911207
OCLC Number: 32625224
Description: 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Secret agents / Rebecca L. Walkowitz --
Part I. Secrets --
Jell-O / Marjorie Garber --
The Rosenbergs and the crimes of a century / Blanche Wiesen Cook --
TV, the bomb, and the body : Other cold war secrets / Joyce Nelson --
The secret about secrets / Stanley Goldberg --
Censorship of American uranium mine epidemiology in the 1950s / Robert N. Proctor --
The trial of J. Edgar Hoover / Thomas L. Dumm --
Strange angel : The pinklisting of Roy Cohn / Michael Cadden --
Flash back, flash forward : The fifties, the nineties, and the transformed politics of remote control / Alice Jardine --
Part II. Agents --
Before the Rosenbergs : Espionage scenarios in the early cold war / Ellen Schrecker --
Helplessness and heartlessness : Irving Howe, James Bond, and the Rosenbergs / Bruce Robbins --
The Rosenberg case and the New York intellectuals / David Suchoff --
The Rosenberg letters / David Thorburn --
The suffering body : Ethel Rosenberg in the hands of the writers / Carol Hurd Green --
A bond of sisterhood : Ethel Rosenberg, Molly Goldberg, and radical Jewish women of the 1950s / Joyce Antler --
The bell jar and the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg / Marie Ashe --
Part III. Testimonies --
Rosenberg realities / Robert Meeropol --
Some remarks about trials / David Kennedy --
Jews and McCarthyism : A view from the Bronx / Morton J. Horwitz --
Contrasting fates of repression : A comment on Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Committee / Randall Kennedy --
Arbitrary convictions? The Rosenberg case, the death penalty, and democratic culture / Karl E. Klare --
The work of the state / Andrew Ross
Series Title: Culture work.
Responsibility: edited by Marjorie Garber and Rebecca L. Walkowitz.
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