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The Age of McCarthyism A Brief History with Documents

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Edition:
2nd
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9780312393199

ISBN10:
0312393199
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/9/2001
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Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

Incorporating important recent scholarship, 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 U.S. The volume's 95-page essay follows the campaign against domestic subversion from its origins in the 1930s through its escalation in the 1940s to its decline in the 1950s. The second part includes over 47 original documents (including 6 new sources) congressional transcripts, FBI reports, speeches, and letters that chronicle the anti-Communist crusade. The essay and documents have been thoroughly updated to reflect new scholarship and recently revealed archival evidence of Soviet spying in the U.S. Also included are headnotes to the documents, 15 black-and-white photographs, a glossary, a chronology of McCarthyism, a revised bibliographical essay, and an index.

Author Biography

Ellen Schrecker is professor of history at Yeshiva University, where she has taught since 1987. Widely recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on McCarthyism, she has published many books and articles on the subject including Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998), a Choice "Outstanding Academic Book, 1998," and No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities (1986), winner of the History of Education Society's Outstanding Book Award for 1987. The recipient of fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the National Humanities Center, she has taught at Harvard and Princeton. Since 1998 she has also been the editor of Academe, the magazine of the American Association of University Professors.

Table of Contents

Foreword iii
Preface iv
PART ONE The Age of McCarthyism 1(106)
The American Communist Party
5(7)
The Growth of the Anti-Communist Network
12(8)
Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges
20(5)
The State Steps In: Setting the Anti-Communist
25(6)
Communists in Government and the Big Spy Cases
31(7)
Atomic Espionage
38(5)
The Loyalty-Security Program
43(5)
The Assault on the Communist Party
48(10)
The Destruction of the Communist Fronts and Unions
58(5)
Congressional Committees and Unfriendly Witnesses
63(8)
Red-Baiting and Careerism: Joseph McCarthy at Work
71(4)
Congressional Investigations and the ``Loss'' of China
75(5)
Anticommunism at the State and Local Levels
80(6)
Blacklists and Other Economic Sanctions
86(12)
Liberals and the Struggle against McCarthyism
98(6)
The Legacy of McCarthyism
104(3)
PART TWO The Documents 107(192)
The World of American Communism: Party Members Talk about Their Experiences
109(10)
A Communist in Harlem, November 16, 1979
110(2)
Howard Johnson
A New York City Schoolteacher in the Party, October 23, 1979
112(4)
David Friedman
A Longtime Woman Activist in the Party, August 22, 1981
116(1)
Marge Frantz
A Rank-and File Communist in the 1950s, October 31, 1979
117(2)
Rose Krysak
From the Communist Party's Perspective: William Z. Foster Looks at the World in 1947
119(3)
The New Europe, 1947
119(3)
William Z. Foster
The Communist Menace: An American Legion View
122(4)
How You Can Fight Communism, August 1948
122(4)
James F. O'Neil
To Quarantine Communism: J. Edgar Hoover Speaks to the American People
126(8)
Testimony before HUAC, March 26, 1947
127(7)
J. Edgar Hoover
Communist Spies in the State Department: The Emergence of the Hiss Case
134(21)
Washington KGB, Telegram to Moscow, March 30, 1945
136(2)
Whittaker Chambers, Testimony before HUAC, August 3, 1948
138(2)
Alger Hiss, Testimony before HUAC, August 5, 1948
140(1)
Whittaker Chambers, Testimony before HUAC, August 7, 1948
141(3)
Alger Hiss, Testimony before HUAC, August 16, 1948
144(2)
Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss, Testimony before HUAC, August 17, 1948
146(2)
Whittaker Chambers, Statement to the FBI, December 3, 1948
148(7)
Atomic Espionage and the Rosenberg Case
155(16)
Confession to William Skardon, January 27, 1950
157(2)
Klaus Fuchs
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 12, 1944
159(2)
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 14, 1944
161(1)
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 27, 1944
162(2)
Office Memorandum on Julius Rosenberg, July 17, 1950
164(1)
A H. Belmont
Memorandum to the Attorney General, July 19, 1950
165(1)
J. Edgar Hoover
Sentencing of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, April 5, 1951
166(2)
Judge Irving Kaufman
Letter to Julius Rosenberg, February 26, 1952
168(1)
Ethel Rosenberg
Letter to Ethel Rosenberg, May 31, 1953
169(2)
Julius Rosenberg
The Truman Administration Deals with the Communist Menace: The 1947 Loyalty-Security Program
171(6)
Executive Order 9835, March 21, 1947
172(5)
Harry S. Truman
A Political Test for Employment: The Loyalty-Security Program in Operation
177(13)
The Federal Loyalty-Security Program: Case 1
178(5)
The Federal Loyalty-Security Program: Case 2
183(7)
Guilt by Designation: The Attorney General's List
190(7)
The Attorney General's List of Totalitarian, Fascist, Communist, Subversive, and Other Organizations, November 16, 1950
191(6)
Communism in Court: Excerpts from the 1949 Smith Act Trial of the Communist Party's Eleven Top Leaders
197(10)
Opening Statement on Behalf of the Government, March 21, 1949
198(2)
John F. X. McGohey
Opening Statement on Behalf of the Communist Party, March 21, 1949
200(3)
Eugene Dennis
Testimony, March 1949
203(4)
Louis Budenz
Outlawing the Communist Party: The Supreme Court Upholds the Smith Act
207(10)
Majority Opinion in Dennis et al. v. United States, June 4, 1951
208(3)
Chief Justice Fred Vinson
Dissenting Opinion in Dennis et al. v United States, June 4, 1951
211(6)
Justice Hugo Black
A Liberal Opposes Anti-Communist Legislation: Truman Vetoes the Internal Security Act of 1950
217(4)
Veto of the Internal Security Act of 1950, September 22, 1950
218(3)
Harry S. Truman
Purging the labor Movement: The CIO Expels Its Left-Wing Unions
221(5)
Resolution on Expulsion of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, November 1949
222(4)
The Dilemma of an Unfriendly Witness: Lillian Hellman Takes the Fifth Amendment
226(3)
Letter to HUAC, May 19, 1952
227(2)
Lillian Hellman
``Are You Now ... ?'': HUAC Investigates Hollywood
229(8)
Testimony before HUAC, October 27, 1947
230(4)
John Howard Lawson
Testimony before HUAC, October 30, 1947
234(3)
Ring Lardner Jr.
``I Have in My Hand ...'': Senator Joseph McCarthy Charges That There Are Communists in the State Department
237(5)
Speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950
238(4)
Senator Joseph McCarthy
The Hollywood Blacklist Begins: Studio Heads Fire the Hollywood Ten
242(2)
The Waldorf Statement, December 3, 1947
243(1)
The Blacklisters' Bible: Red Channels
244(6)
Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television, 1950
246(4)
The Blacklist in Operation: Testimony from the John Henry Faulk Trial
250(8)
Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962
251(2)
Trial David Susskind
Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962
253(1)
Mark Goodson
Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962
254(2)
Kim Hunter
Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962
256(2)
Everett Sloan
Unfriendly Witnesses and Their Lawyers: The HUAC Testimony of Robert Treuhaft
258(4)
Testimony before HUAC, December 3, 1953
259(3)
Robert Treuhaft
Heresy and Conspiracy: A Cold War Liberal View of the Communist Threat
262(9)
Heresy, Yes---But Conspiracy, No, July 9, 1950
263(8)
Sidney Hook
A Liberal Deplores the Witch-Hunt: Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas on ``The Black Silence of Fear''
271(28)
The Black Silence of Fear, January 13, 1952
271(4)
William O. Douglas
APPENDIXES
Glossary
275(3)
A McCarthyism Chronology (1917--1976)
278(6)
Interpreting McCarthyism: A Bibliographical Essay
284(15)
Index 299


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