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The Resource Many are the crimes : McCarthyism in America, Ellen Schrecker

Many are the crimes : McCarthyism in America, Ellen Schrecker

Label
Many are the crimes : McCarthyism in America
Title
Many are the crimes
Title remainder
McCarthyism in America
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Schrecker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The McCarthy Era was a bad time for freedom in America. Encompassing far more than the brief career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, it was the most widespread episode of political repression in the history of the United States. In the name of national security, most Americans - liberal and conservative alike - supported the anticommunist crusade that ruined so many careers, marriages, even lives." "However, despite the unfairness of their methods, the nation's most powerful anti-Communists in the FBI, the House Un-American Activities Committee, and elsewhere were generally accurate in their accusations. Most of the men and women who were charged in the McCarthy-era purges had been involved with the American Communist party." "Now, in Many Are the Crimes, Ellen Schrecker gives us the first complete post-Cold War account of McCarthyism. Drawing on newly released FBI files, private papers, and interviews, Schrecker explains why McCarthyism happened and how it worked. She also assesses its long-term impact. From the dumbing-down of Hollywood and the decline of the labor movement to the war in Vietnam and the post-Watergate sleaziness of contemporary politics, McCarthyism has cast a heavy shadow over America's political and cultural life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schrecker, Ellen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E743.5
LC item number
.S37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Internal security
  • Communism
  • Subversive activities
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • McCarthy, Joseph
Label
Many are the crimes : McCarthyism in America, Ellen Schrecker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-429) 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
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 1.
  • "We Were Sitting Ducks": The World of American Communism.
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 2.
  • "Red-Baiters, Inc.": The Development of an Anticommunist Network.
  • p. 42
  • Ch. 3.
  • "In the Interest of National Security": Anticommunism and the Roosevelt Administration.
  • p. 86
  • Ch. 4.
  • "They Are Everywhere": The Communist Image.
  • p. 119
  • Ch. 5.
  • "A Great and Total Danger": The Nature of the Communist Threat.
  • p. 154
  • Ch. 6.
  • "A Job for Professionals": The FBI and Anticommunism.
  • p. 203
  • Ch. 7.
  • "In the Gutter": The Anticommunism of Joe McCarthy.
  • p. 240
  • Ch. 8.
  • "A Badge of Infamy": Anticommunist Economic Sanctions and Political Dismissals.
  • p. 266
  • Ch. 9.
  • "How Red Is a Valley": Clinton Jencks and His Union.
  • p. 309
  • Ch. 10.
  • "A Good Deal of Trauma": The Impact of McCarthyism.
  • p. 359
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 417
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 419
  • Sources.
  • p. 421
  • Notes.
  • p. 431
  • Index.
  • p. 551
Control code
l80097042269
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 573 p
Isbn
9780316774703
Lccn
lc97042269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Many are the crimes : McCarthyism in America, Ellen Schrecker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-429) 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
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 1.
  • "We Were Sitting Ducks": The World of American Communism.
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 2.
  • "Red-Baiters, Inc.": The Development of an Anticommunist Network.
  • p. 42
  • Ch. 3.
  • "In the Interest of National Security": Anticommunism and the Roosevelt Administration.
  • p. 86
  • Ch. 4.
  • "They Are Everywhere": The Communist Image.
  • p. 119
  • Ch. 5.
  • "A Great and Total Danger": The Nature of the Communist Threat.
  • p. 154
  • Ch. 6.
  • "A Job for Professionals": The FBI and Anticommunism.
  • p. 203
  • Ch. 7.
  • "In the Gutter": The Anticommunism of Joe McCarthy.
  • p. 240
  • Ch. 8.
  • "A Badge of Infamy": Anticommunist Economic Sanctions and Political Dismissals.
  • p. 266
  • Ch. 9.
  • "How Red Is a Valley": Clinton Jencks and His Union.
  • p. 309
  • Ch. 10.
  • "A Good Deal of Trauma": The Impact of McCarthyism.
  • p. 359
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 417
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 419
  • Sources.
  • p. 421
  • Notes.
  • p. 431
  • Index.
  • p. 551
Control code
l80097042269
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 573 p
Isbn
9780316774703
Lccn
lc97042269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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