Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America

Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America

by Ellen Schrecker
     
 

"It's all here, carefully researched, well written, and with a detached view of both the pursuers and the pursued. Excellent."—John Kenneth Galbraith, Harvard University

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"It's all here, carefully researched, well written, and with a detached view of both the pursuers and the pursued. Excellent."—John Kenneth Galbraith, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691048703
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/09/1999
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
With a New preface to the paperback edition by Ellen Schrecker
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
866,767
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition ix

Introduction xi

PART ONE: ANTECEDENTS

Chapter 1: "We Were Sitting Ducks": The World of American Communism 3

Chapter 2: "Red-Baiters, Inc.": The Development of an Anticommunist Network 42

Chapter 3: "In the Interest of National Security": Anticommunism and the Roosevelt Administration 86

PART TWO: REPRESENTATIONS

Chapter 4: "They Are Everywhere": The Communist Image 119

Chapter 5: "A Great and Total Danger": The Nature of the Communist Threat 154

PART THREE: INSTRUMENTS

Chapter 6: "A Job for Professionals": The FBI and Anticommunism 203

Chapter 7: "In the Gutter": The Anticommunism of Joe McCarthy 240

Chapter 8: "A Badge of Infamy": Anticommunist Economic Sanctions and Political Dismissals 266

PART FOUR: INTERCONNECTIONS

Chapter 9: "How Red Is a Valley": Clinton Jencks and His Union 309

Chapter 10: "A Good Deal of Trauma": The Impact of McCarthyism 359

Acknowledgments 417

Abbreviations 419

Sources 421

Notes 431

Index 551

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