The Age of McCarthyism
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BeschreibungThis documentary history fills a long-standing need for a short yet comprehensive treatment of McCarthyism. The book contains two sections. The first is a compelling essay of about one-hundred pages in which the author discusses the origins and escalation of the anti-communist campaign in the U.S. in the thirties and forties and how that campaign functioned and eventually sputtered to an end in the fifties. The second part of the book consists of twenty-two original documents; transcripts from congressional hearings, FBI reports, speeches, etc., which illustrate the issues and events the author discusses in her essay.
InhaltsverzeichnisForeword.- Preface.- PART ONE THE AGE OF MCCARTHYISM.- Introduction.- The American Communist Party.- The Growth of the Anti-Communist Network.- Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges.- The State Steps In: Setting the Anticommunist 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.- Redbaiting 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 McCarthyism.- The Legacy of McCarthyism.- Interpreting McCarthyism: A Bibliographical Essay.- PART TWO DOCUMENTS.- The World of American Communism: Party Members Talk About Their Experiences.- From the Communist Party's Perspective: William Z.Foster Looks at the World in 1947.- The Communist Menace: An American Legion.- View To Quarantine Communism: J.Edgar Hoover Speaks to the American People.- Communist Spies in the State Department: The Emergence of the Hiss Case.- Atom Spies or Cold War Martyrs? The Rosenberg Case.- The Truman Administration Deals with the Communist Menace: The 1947 Loyalty-Security Program.- E.O.9835 A Political Test for Employment: The Loyalty Security Program in Operation.- Guilt by Designation: The Attorney General's List.- Communism in Court: Excerpts from the 1949 Smith Act Trial of the Communist Party's Eleven Top Leaders.- Outlawing the Communist Party: The Supreme Court Upholds the Smith Act.- A Liberal Opposes Anticommunist Legislation: Truman Vetoes the Internal Security Act of 1950.- Purging the Labour Movement: The CIO Expels Its Left-wing Unions.- The Dilemma of an Unfriendly Witness: Lillian Hellman Takes the Fifth Amendment.- 'Are You Now...?' HUAC Investigates Hollywood.- 'I Have in My Hand...':Senator Joseph McCarthy Charges That There Are Communists In the State Department.- The Hollywood Blacklist Begins: Studio Heads Fire the Hollywood Ten.- The Blacklisters' Bible: Red Channels The Blacklist.- In Operation: Testimony From the John Henry Faulk Trial of 1962.- Unfriendly Witnesses and their Lawyers: The HUAC Testimony of Robert Treuhaft.- A Liberal Deplores the Witch-Hunt: Supreme Court Justice William O.Douglas On 'The Black Silence of Fear'.- APPENDICES: Chronology.- Index.
PressestimmenReview comments on 1st edition: 'Schrecker's extended interpretive essay on the nature of McCarthyism and the range of documents make this a great collection. The chronology, glossary, and bibliographical essay are particularly useful for undergraduate teaching. In this new edition Schrecker has done an excellent job of assessing the significance of recent Russian archival revelations, including Communist Party involvement in Soviet espionage activities, for our understanding of what we call McCarthyism.' - James R. Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 'This documentary collection, which draws upon recently released material from archives in Moscow and Washington, is indispensable for any serious student of one of the most troubling eras in American history. Schrecker's knowledge of the field is encyclopedic, and the historical insights she shares with her readers are powerful, subtle, and persuasive.' - Maurice Isserman, Hamilton College
Untertitel: A Brief History with Documents. 'The Bedford Series in History and Culture'. 2 Rev ed. glossary, index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: St Martin's Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2002
Seitenanzahl: 350 Seiten