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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the American Bar Association recreated the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on the fortieth anniversary of their execution, the jury acquitted the ""mock Rosenbergs, "" finding that in today's courts they would not have been convicted of espionage. The 1950s trial of the Rosenbergs on charges of ""Atomic Spying"" and ""stealing the secrets of the Atomic bomb"" was a major event of Cold War America,  Read more...
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Secret agents
(DLC) 95022436
(OCoLC)32625224
Named Person: Ethel Rosenberg; Julius Rosenberg; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy; Julius Rosenberg; Ethel Rosenberg; Julius Rosenberg; Ethel (1915-1953) Rosenberg; Joseph McCarthy; Ethel Rosenberg; Julius Rosenberg
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie B Garber; Rebecca L Walkowitz
ISBN: 9781135206949 1135206945
OCLC Number: 861692210
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages) : illustrations.
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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