The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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.
About the Author
Ellen Schrecker is Professor of History at Yeshiva University emeritus. Widely recognized as a leading expert on McCarthyism, she has published many books and articles on the subject, including Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America and No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities. Schrecker also studies academic freedom. Her most recent book is The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the University. She is currently writing about professors and politics in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Phillip Deery is Professor of History and Director of Research at Victoria University, Melbourne. He has authored more than 100 scholarly publications in the fields of Cold War studies, labor movement history, and intelligence and security studies. His most recent books are Fighting Against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century and Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface PART ONE 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 PART TWO The Documents 1. 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 2. From the Communist Party’s Perspective: William Z. Foster Looks at the World in 1947 William Z. Foster, The New Europe, 1947