Red Scare: Right-Wing Hysteria, Fifties Fanaticism, and Their Legacy in Texas

Red Scare: Right-Wing Hysteria, Fifties Fanaticism, and Their Legacy in Texas

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ISBN-13: 9780292758551
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 02/15/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

DON E. CARLETON is Executive Director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds the university’s J. R. Parten Chair in the Archives of American History. Carleton has published eight books, including Conversations with Cronkite, and he was executive producer of the award-winning PBS documentary When I Rise.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • 1. A Nervous New Civilization
  • 2. Voices from the Left
  • 3. Fear and Money
  • 4. Red Scare Activists Organize
  • 5. The Red Scare Begins
  • 6. The Red Scare and the Schools
  • 7. The Victim Is a Symbol: The George W. Ebey Affair
  • 8. “Oveta Doesn’t Brook Back-Talk”
  • 9. Demagogues in Austin: McCarthy at San Jacinto
  • 10. Bertie and the Board
  • 11. Conclusion: Beyond the Red Scare
  • Essay on Sources
  • Notes
  • Index

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