McCarthyism, The Great American Red Scare: A Documentary History

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byAlbert Fried

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Drawing upon a rich selection of documents, this text provides a detailed account of McCarthyism, a period which spanned from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. It discusses the turbulent years during which Americans were routinely persecuted because they were suspected of being insufficientlypatriotic or too sympathetic to the Soviet Union. The persecution took various forms, from imprisonment to the purging and blacklisting of untold thousands. Fried demonstrates how the end result was to consign the American radical left to irrelevancy, helping to ensure that already establishedpolicies, both foreign and domestic, would remain unchallenged. Fried provides informative introductions and headnotes for each section, as well as a useful bibliography. Through speeches, executives orders, congressional hearings, court decisions, official reports, letters, memoirs, and essays,this text offers the most sweeping and comprehensive look at McCarthyism, highlighting the cruelty, poignancy, and absurdity of this extraordinary period of time. Documenting both the persecuted and the persecutors, this is the definitive reader and core text for courses on McCarthyism, and an idealsupplement for courses on American history and political science.

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Drawing upon a rich selection of documents, this text provides a detailed account of McCarthyism, a period which spanned from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. It discusses the turbulent years during which Americans were routinely persecuted because they were suspected of being insufficientlypatriotic or too sympathetic to the Soviet Un...

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Drawing upon a rich selection of documents, this text provides a detailed account of McCarthyism and The American Red Scare, a period which spanned from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. It discusses the turbulent years during which Americans were routinely persecuted because they were suspected of being insufficiently patriotic or too ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 6.1 × 9.25 × 0.43 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Definitions.Chapter 2. Intimations of Things to Come1. The Sin of Advocacy2. HUAC Gets Under Way3. J. Edgar Hoover Alerts the Nation4. The Right to Wiretap5. Un-Americanism in CaliforniaChapter 3. McCarthyism in Earnest1. Defining Loyalty2. Two Case Studiesa. O. Edmund Clubbb. "Case Number 16"3. Cleaning out the Unions4. The Ordeal of John Howard Lawson5. In Defense of the Hollywood Ten6. Hollywood's Response7. Trying the CommunistsChapter 4. Liberal Response and Counter-Response1. Liberal Idealism: Contra Loyalty Reviews2. Liberal Realism: Pro-Loyalty Reviews3. In Defense of Liberal Anti-Communism4. A Communist Advises Anti-Communist Liberals5. Throwing the Communists Out of the CIO6. Liberal Anti-Communism in Extremis7. The Case of the American Civil Liberties UnionChapter 5. McCarthy the Man: McCarthyism Triumphant1. McCarthy Anticipates McCarthyism2. Versions of the Wheeling Speech3. Mrs. Smith's Declaration of Conscience4. Democratic Rebuttal5. Total Security: The McCarran Act6. McCarthy Unbound7. McCarthy's Assault on General Marshall8. McCarthy in Full Stride9. McCarthy as HeroChapter 6. Judicial Acquiescence1. The Court Gives the Go-Ahead2. Defining the Fifth3. Loyalty, Past, Present and Future4. Suppression Legalized: Dennis v. United States5. New York Leads the WayChapter 7. Inquisition Triumphant1. Blacklisters at Work: Red Channels:a. Larry Adlerb. Leonard Bernsteinc. Paul Draperd. Will GeereArthur Miller2. The California Loyalty Oath3. Reagan versus the Reds4. Industry Goes Along5. How to Get Off, Or Avoid Gettin on the Blacklist6. The Pathos of Larry Parks7. Kazan Explains Why8. Hellman's Cry of Conscience9. "The Rights and Responsibilities of Universities and their Faculties"10. Stander Confound HUAC11. Dr. Oppenheimer's Disgrace12. The Butterfly and the Committee13. Paul Robeson Takes on the CommitteeChapter 8. Expulsions and Imprisonments1. Adler's Lament2. The Fruits of Defiance: Lardner3. The Fruits of Defiance: Bessie4. Travails of a Communist5. Getting Dashiell Hammett Et Al6. "Sedition" in Pittsburgh7. Harrassing a Labor RadicalChapter 9. McCarthy's Fall1. Assailing Eisenhower2. McCarthy and His Nemesis3. Defiance to the Bitter End4. Condemned!5. Liberals Seek Cover: The Communist Control ActChapter 10. A Measure of Redress1. End of the Lattimore Affaire2. Freedom for Steve Nelson3. Matusow Confesses4. The Fifth Vindicated5. The Smith Act Disabled6. HUAC's Wing's Clipped7. The Right to Travel Abroad Affirmed8. Faulk Breaks the BlacklistChapter 11. Afterward1. COINTELPRO in the Flesh2. Breaking and Entering3. Tom Huston's Try4. J. Edgar Hoover Still Sees RedBibliographical Essay