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The Resource Eisenhower and the anti-communist crusade

Eisenhower and the anti-communist crusade

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Eisenhower and the anti-communist crusade
Title
Eisenhower and the anti-communist crusade
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Language
eng
Summary
Jeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive survey of the Eisenhower administration's response to America's postwar Red Scare. He looks beyond Senator Joseph McCarthy's confrontations with Eisenhower to examine the administration's own anti-Communist crusade. Exploring the complex relationship between partisan politics and cold war tensions, Broadwater demonstrates that virulent anticommunism, as well as opposition to it, often cut across party and ideological lines. He shows, moreover, that although McCarthy and his allies captured the headlines, ultimately it was the Eisenhower administration that bore responsibility for implementing most of the nation's anti-Communist policies. The book begins with an overview of the debate over internal security following World War II and then examines Eisenhower's record on the issue. Broadwater asserts that at the outset of the cold war, Eisenhower assumed a moderate stance, defending some of McCarthy's targets and cooperating as NATO commander with European Socialist leaders. Later, as a presidential candidate under pressure from Republican conservatives, he moved steadily toward the right. Once in the Oval Office, he embraced much of the anti-Communist agenda and shared many of the McCarthyites' fears about internal security, supporting, for example, the federal employee security program and the legal persecution of the Communist party. Broadwater concludes that while Eisenhower personally despised McCarthy and eventually presided over the end of the Red Scare, the president was also a committed anti-communist who frequently displayed little concern for American civil liberties
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Broadwater, Jeff
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Communism
  • United States
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight David
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
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Eisenhower and the anti-communist crusade
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Red Menace or Red Herring?: General Eisenhower, American Politics, and the Cold War -- 2. 1952: The Tarnished Crusade -- 3. The General Takes Command -- 4. Securing the Federal Work Force -- 5. John Foster Dulles and the Diplomacy of Anticommunism -- 6. McCarthy: The Decline and Fall -- 7. The Communists and the Constitution -- 8. The Waning of the Red Scare -- 9. Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780807820155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Eisenhower and the anti-communist crusade
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Red Menace or Red Herring?: General Eisenhower, American Politics, and the Cold War -- 2. 1952: The Tarnished Crusade -- 3. The General Takes Command -- 4. Securing the Federal Work Force -- 5. John Foster Dulles and the Diplomacy of Anticommunism -- 6. McCarthy: The Decline and Fall -- 7. The Communists and the Constitution -- 8. The Waning of the Red Scare -- 9. Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780807820155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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