McCarthyism, the Great American Red Scare A Documentary History

ISBN-10: 0195097017
ISBN-13: 9780195097016
Edition: 1997
Authors: Albert Fried
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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

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 insufficiently patriotic 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 established policies, 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 ideal supplement for courses on American history and political science.

Albert Fried teaches American Studies at SUNY Purchase. He is the editor of Socialism in America: From the Shakers to the Third International,and edited with Ronald Sanders a revised edition of Socialist Thought: A Documentary History, both available from Columbia University Press.

Introduction: Definitions.
Intimations of Things to Come
The Sin of Advocacy
HUAC Gets Under Way
J. Edgar Hoover Alerts the Nation
The Right to Wiretap
Un-Americanism in California
McCarthyism in Earnest
Defining Loyalty
Two Case Studies
O. Edmund Clubb
""Case Number 16""
Cleaning out the Unions
The Ordeal of John Howard Lawson
In Defense of the Hollywood Ten
Hollywood's Response
Trying the Communists
Liberal Response and Counter-Response
Liberal Idealism: Contra Loyalty Reviews
Liberal Realism: Pro-Loyalty Reviews
In Defense of Liberal Anti-Communism
A Communist Advises Anti-Communist Liberals
Throwing the Communists Out of the CIO
Liberal Anti-Communism in Extremis
The Case of the American Civil Liberties Union
McCarthy the Man: McCarthyism Triumphant
McCarthy Anticipates McCarthyism
Versions of the Wheeling Speech
Mrs. Smith's Declaration of Conscience
Democratic Rebuttal
Total Security: The McCarran Act
McCarthy Unbound
McCarthy's Assault on General Marshall
McCarthy in Full Stride
McCarthy as Hero
Judicial Acquiescence
The Court Gives the Go-Ahead
Defining the Fifth
Loyalty, Past, Present and Future
Suppression Legalized: Dennis v. United States
New York Leads the Way
Inquisition Triumphant
Blacklisters at Work: Red Channels:
Larry Adler
Leonard Bernstein
Paul Draper
Will Geere
Arthur Miller
The California Loyalty Oath
Reagan versus the Reds
Industry Goes Along
How to Get Off, Or Avoid Gettin on the Blacklist
The Pathos of Larry Parks
Kazan Explains Why
Hellman's Cry of Conscience
""The Rights and Responsibilities of Universities and their Faculties""
Stander Confound HUAC
Dr. Oppenheimer's Disgrace
The Butterfly and the Committee
Paul Robeson Takes on the Committee
Expulsions and Imprisonments
Adler's Lament
The Fruits of Defiance: Lardner
The Fruits of Defiance: Bessie
Travails of a Communist
Getting Dashiell Hammett Et Al
""Sedition"" in Pittsburgh
Harrassing a Labor Radical
McCarthy's Fall
Assailing Eisenhower
McCarthy and His Nemesis
Defiance to the Bitter End
Liberals Seek Cover: The Communist Control Act
A Measure of Redress
End of the Lattimore Affaire
Freedom for Steve Nelson
Matusow Confesses
The Fifth Vindicated
The Smith Act Disabled
HUAC's Wing's Clipped
The Rightto Travel Abroad Affirmed
Faulk Breaks the Blacklist
Cointelpro in the Flesh
Breaking and Entering
Tom Huston's Try
J. Edgar Hoover Still Sees Red
Bibliographical Essay

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