Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade


The authoritative account of the critical second day's fighting at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863, as reconstructed by the former historian at Gettysburg National Military Park.

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The authoritative account of the critical second day's fighting at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863, as reconstructed by the former historian at Gettysburg National Military Park.

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"Despite the enormous literature on McCarthyism and the Red Scare of the late 1940s and 1950s, Broadwater is the first person to examine the issue of Eisenhower and Anti-Communism in a systematic and comprehensive manner. I am impressed by how intelligent and well written this study is. It represents another significant contribution to the still-growing literature on the Eisenhower presidency."—Burton I. Kaufman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807865132
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Broadwater is professor of history at Barton College and author of George Mason, Forgotten Founder.

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Table of Contents

1 Red Menace or Red Herring?: General Eisenhower, American Politics, and the Cold War 1
2 1952: The Tarnished Crusade 26
3 The General Takes Command 54
4 Securing the Federal Work Force 85
5 John Foster Dulles and the Diplomacy of Anticommunism 112
6 McCarthy: The Decline and Fall 137
7 The Communists and the Constitution 167
8 The Waning of the Red Scare 189
9 Conclusion 209
Notes 213
Bibliography 265
Index 285
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