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The age of McCarthyism : a brief history with documents /
Ellen Schrecker.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c2002.
description
xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0312393199 (pbk.), 9780312393199 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c2002.
isbn
0312393199 (pbk.)
9780312393199 (pbk.)
general note
Reprint of hardback ed.: New York : Palgrave, c2002.
catalogue key
7634262
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-296) and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This second edition of this text combines an account of the history of McCarthyism from its origins in the 1930s through its escalation in the 1940s to its decline in the 1950s with documents tracing the course of anti-Communist furore in the US.
Main Description
Incorporating important recent scholarship, this popular supplement combines a comprehensive essay on the history of McCarthyism with compelling documents that trace the course of anti-Communist furor in the U.S. The volume's 95-page essay follows the campaign against domestic subversion from its origins in the 1930s through its escalation in the 1940s to its decline in the 1950s. The second part includes over 47 original documents (including 6 new sources) -- congressional transcripts, FBI reports, speeches, and letters -- that chronicle the anti-Communist crusade. The essay and documents have been thoroughly updated to reflect new scholarship and recently revealed archival evidence of Soviet spying in the U.S. Also included are headnotes to the documents, 15 black-and-white photographs, a glossary, a chronology of McCarthyism, a revised bibliographical essay, and an index.
Main Description
Incorporating important recent scholarship, this popular supplement combines a comprehensive essay on the history of McCarthyism with compelling documents that trace the course of anti-Communist furor in the U.S. The volume's 95-page essay follows the campaign against domestic subversion from its origins in the 1930s through its escalation in the 1940s to its decline in the 1950s. The second part includes over 47 original documents (including 6 new sources) congressional transcripts, FBI reports, speeches, and letters that chronicle the anti-Communist crusade. The essay and documents have been thoroughly updated to reflect new scholarship and recently revealed archival evidence of Soviet spying in the U.S. Also included are headnotes to the documents, 15 black-and-white photographs, a glossary, a chronology of McCarthyism, a revised bibliographical essay, and an index.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
The Age of McCarthyism
The American Communist Party
The Growth of the Anti-Communist Network
Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges
The State Steps In: Setting the Anti-Communist Agenda
Communists in Government and the Big Spy Cases
Atomic Espionage
The Loyalty-Security Program
The Assault on the Communist Party
The Destruction of the Communist Fronts and Unions
Congressional Committees and Unfriendly Witnesses
Red-Baiting and Careerism: Joseph McCarthy at Work
Congressional Investigations and the "Loss" of China
Anticommunism at the State and Local Levels
Blacklists and Other Economic Sanctions
Liberals and the Struggle against McCarthyism
The Legacy of McCarthyism
The Documents
The World of American Communism: Party
Members Talk about Their Experiences
A Communist in Harlem, November 16, 1979
A New York City Schoolteacher in the Party, October 23, 1979
A Longtime Woman Activist in the Party, August 22, 1981
A Rank-and -File Communist in the 1950s, October 31, 1979
From the Communist PartyâÇÖs Perspective
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