Age of McCarthyism A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312083491
ISBN-13: 9780312083496
Edition: 1994
Authors: Ellen Schrecker
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List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.23" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 6.380
Language: English

This popular supplement combines a comprehensive essay on the history of McCarthyism with compelling documents that trace the course of anti-Communist furor in the US. The volume's 95-page essay follows the campaign against domestic subversion from its origins in the 1939s, through its escalation in the 1940s, to its decline in the 1950s. The second part includes more than 47 original documents (including 6 new sources) - congressional transcripts, FBI reports, speeches and letters- that chronicle the anti-Communist crusade. The essays and documents have been thoroughly updated to reflect new scholarship and recently revealed archival evidence of soviet spying in the US. Also included are headnotes, photographs, a glossary, a chronology of McCarthyism, a revised bibliographical essay, and an index.

Foreword
Preface
The Age of McCarthyism
The American Communist Party
The Growth of the Anti-Communist Network
Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges
The State Steps In: Setting the Anti-Communist 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
Red-Baiting 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 the Struggle against McCarthyism
The Legacy of McCarthyism
The Documents
The World of American Communism: Party Members Talk about Their Experiences
Howard Johnson, A Communist in Harlem, November 16, 1979
David Friedman, A New York City Schoolteacher in the Party, October 23, 1979
Marge Frantz, A Longtime Woman Activist in the Party, August 22, 1981
Rose Krysak, A Rank-and-File Communist in the 1950s, October 31, 1979
From the Communist Party's Perspective: William Z. Foster Looks at the World in 1947
William Z. Foster, The New Europe, 1947
The Communist Menace: An American Legion View
James F. O'Neil, How You Can Fight Communism, August 1948
To Quarantine Communism: J. Edgar Hoover Speaks to the American People
J. Edgar Hoover, Testimony before HUAC, March 26, 1947
Communist Spies in the State Department: The Emergence of the Hiss Case
Washington KGB, Telegram to Moscow, March 30, 1945
Whittaker Chambers, Testimony before HUAC, August 3, 1948
Alger Hiss, Testimony before HUAC, August 5, 1948
Whittaker Chambers, Testimony before HUAC, August 7, 1948
Alger Hiss, Testimony before HUAC, August 16, 1948
Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss, Testimony before HUAC, August 17, 1948
Whittaker Chambers, Statement to the FBI, December 3, 1948
Atomic Espionage and the Rosenberg Case
Klaus Fuchs, Confession to William Skardon, January 27, 1950
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 12, 1944
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 14, 1944
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 27, 1944
A. H. Belmont, Office Memorandum on Julius Rosenberg, July 17, 1950
J. Edgar Hoover, Memorandum to the Attorney General, July 19, 1950
Judge Irving Kaufman, Sentencing of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, April 5, 1951
Ethel Rosenberg, Letter to Julius Rosenberg, February 26, 1952
Julius Rosenberg, Letter to Ethel Rosenberg, May 31, 1953
The Truman Administration Deals with the Communist Menace: The 1947 Loyalty-Security Program
Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9835, March 21, 1947
A Political Test for Employment: The Loyalty-Security Program in Operation
The Federal Loyalty-Security Program: Case 1
The Federal Loyalty-Security Program: Case 2
Guilt by Designation: The Attorney General's List
The Attorney General's List of Totalitarian, Fascist, Communist, Subversive, and Other Organizations, November 16, 1950
Communism in Court: Excerpts from the 1949 Smith Act Trial of the Communist Party's Eleven Top Leaders
John F. X. McGohey, Opening Statement on Behalf of the Government, March 21, 1949
Eugene Dennis, Opening Statement on Behalf of the Communist Party, March 21, 1949
Louis Budenz, Testimony, March 1949
Outlawing the Communist Party: The Supreme Court Upholds the Smith Act
Chief Justice Fred Vinson, Majority Opinion in Dennis et al. v. United States, June 4, 1951
Justice Hugo Black, Dissenting Opinion in Dennis et al. v. United States, June 4, 1951
A Liberal Opposes Anti-Communist Legislation: Truman Vetoes the Internal Security Act of 1950
Harry S. Truman, Veto of the Internal Security Act of 1950, September 22, 1950
Purging the Labor Movement: The CIO Expels Its Left-Wing Unions
Resolution on Expulsion of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, November 1949
The Dilemma of an Unfriendly Witness: Lillian Hellman Takes the Fifth Amendment
Lillian Hellman, Letter to HUAC, May 19, 1952
"Are You Now ...?": HUAC Investigates Hollywood
John Howard Lawson, Testimony before HUAC, October 27, 1947
Ring Lardner Jr., Testimony before HUAC, October 30, 1947
"I Have in My Hand...": Senator Joseph McCarthy Charges That There Are Communists in the State Department
Senator Joseph McCarthy, Speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950
The Hollywood Blacklist Begins: Studio Heads Fire the Hollywood Ten
The Waldorf Statement, December 3, 1947
The Blacklisters' Bible: Red Channels
Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television, 1950
The Blacklist in Operation: Testimony from the John Henry Faulk Trial
David Susskind, Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962
Mark Goodson, Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962
Kim Hunter, Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962
Everett Sloan, Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962
Unfriendly Witnesses and Their Lawyers: The HUAC Testimony of Robert Treuhaft
Robert Treuhaft, Testimony before HUAC, December 3, 1953
Heresy and Conspiracy: A Cold War Liberal View of the Communist Threat
Sidney Hook, Heresy, Yes--But Conspiracy, No, July 9, 1950
A Liberal Deplores the Witch-Hunt: Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas on "The Black Silence of Fear"
William O. Douglas, The Black Silence of Fear, January 13, 1952
Appendixes
Glossary
A McCarthyism Chronology (1917-1976)
Interpreting McCarthyism: A Bibliographical Essay
Index

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