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Author Schrecker, Ellen.
Title The age of McCarthyism : a brief history with documents / Ellen Schrecker.
Imprint New York : Palgrave, [2002]
Edition Second edition.

Author Schrecker, Ellen.
Series The Bedford series in history and culture.
Bedford series in history and culture (Palgrave (Firm))
Subject McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.
Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History.
Internal security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- United States -- History.
Subversive activities -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Description xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-296) and index.
ISBN 0312294255
0312393199 (pbk.)
OCLC # 49044852
Table of Contents
Pt. 1The Age of McCarthyism1
 1The American Communist Party5
 2The Growth of the Anti-Communist Network12
 3Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges20
 4The State Steps In: Setting the Anti-Communist Agenda25
 5Communists in Government and the Big Spy Cases31
 6Atomic Espionage38
 7The Loyalty-Security Program43
 8The Assault on the Communist Party48
 9The Destruction of the Communist Fronts and Unions58
 10Congressional Committees and Unfriendly Witnesses63
 11Red-Baiting and Careerism: Joseph McCarthy at Work71
 12Congressional Investigations and the "Loss" of China75
 13Anticommunism at the State and Local Levels80
 14Blacklists and Other Economic Sanctions86
 15Liberals and the Struggle against McCarthyism98
 16The Legacy of McCarthyism104
Pt. 2The Documents107
 1The World of American Communism: Party Members Talk about Their Experiences109
   A Communist in Harlem, November 16, 1979 / Howard Johnson110
   A New York City Schoolteacher in the Party, October 23, 1979 / David Friedman112
   A Longtime Woman Activist in the Party, August 22, 1981 / Marge Frantz116
   A Rank-and-File Communist in the 1950s, October 31, 1979 / Rose Krysak117
 2From the Communist Party's Perspective: William Z. Foster Looks at the World in 1947119
   The New Europe, 1947 / William Z. Foster119
 3The Communist Menace: An American Legion View122
   How You Can Fight Communism, August 1948 / James F. O'Neil122
 4To Quarantine Communism: J. Edgar Hoover Speaks to the American People126
   Testimony before HUAC, March 26, 1947 / J. Edgar Hoover127
 5Communist Spies in the State Department: The Emergence of the Hiss Case134
   Telegram to Moscow, March 30, 1945 Washington KGB136
   Testimony before HUAC, August 3, 1948 / Whittaker Chambers138
   Testimony before HUAC, August 5, 1948 / Alger Hiss140
   Testimony before HUAC, August 7, 1948 / Whittaker Chambers141
   Testimony before HUAC, August 16, 1948 / Alger Hiss144
   Testimony before HUAC, August 17, 1948 / Whittaker Chambers, Alger Hiss146
   Statement to the FBI, December 3, 1948 / Whittaker Chambers148
 6Atomic Espionage and the Rosenberg Case155
   Confession to William Skardon, January 27, 1950 / Klaus Fuchs157
   Telegram to Moscow, November 12, 1944 New York KGB159
   Telegram to Moscow, November 14, 1944 New York KGB161
   Telegram to Moscow, November 27, 1944 New York KGB162
   Office Memorandum on Julius Rosenberg, July 17, 1950 / A. H. Belmont164
   Memorandum to the Attorney General, July 19, 1950 / J. Edgar Hoover165
   Sentencing of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, April 5, 1951 / Irving Kaufman166
   Letter to Julius Rosenberg, February 26, 1952 / Ethel Rosenberg168
   Letter to Ethel Rosenberg, May 31, 1953 / Julius Rosenberg169
 7The Truman Administration Deals with the Communist Menace: The 1947 Loyalty-Security Program171
   Executive Order 9835, March 21, 1947 / Harry S. Truman172
 8A Political Test for Employment: The Loyalty-Security Program in Operation177
   The Federal Loyalty-Security Program: Case 1178
   The Federal Loyalty-Security Program: Case 2183
 9Guilt by Designation: The Attorney General's List190
   The Attorney Generals's List of Totalitarian, Fascist, Communist, Subversive, and Other Organizations, November 16, 1950191
 10Communism in Court: Excerpts from the 1949 Smith Act Trial of the Communist Party's Eleven Top Leaders197
   Opening Statement on Behalf of the Government, March 21, 1949 / John F. X. McGohey198
   Opening Statement on Behalf of the Communist Party, March 21, 1949 / Eugene Dennis200
   Testimony, March 1949 / Louis Budenz203
 11Outlawing the Communist Party: The Supreme Court Upholds the Smith Act207
   Majority Opinion in Dennis et al. v. United States, June 4, 1951 / Fred Vinson208
   Dissenting Opinion in Dennis et al. v. United States, June 4, 1951 / Hugo Black211
 12A Liberal Opposes Anti-Communist Legislation: Truman Vetoes the Internal Security Act of 1950217
   Veto of the Internal Security Act of 1950, September 22, 1950 / Harry S. Truman218
 13Purging the Labor Movement: The CIO Expels Its Left-Wing Unions221
   Resolution on Expulsion of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, November 1949222
 14The Dilemma of an Unfriendly Witness: Lillian Hellman Takes the Fifth Amendment226
   Letter to HUAC, May 19, 1952 / Lillian Hellman227
 15"Are You Now...?": HUAC Investigates Hollywood229
   Testimony before HUAC, October 27, 1947 / John Howard Lawson230
   Testimony before HUAC, October 30, 1947 / Ring Lardner, Jr.234
 16"I Have in My Hand ...": Senator Joseph McCarthy Charges That There are Communists in the State Department237
   Speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950 / Joseph McCarthy238
 17The Hollywood Blacklist Begins: Studio Heads Fire the Hollywood Ten242
   The Waldorf Statement, December 3, 1947243
 18The Blacklisters' Bible: Red Channels244
   Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television, 1950246
 19The Blacklist in Operation: Testimony from the John Henry Faulk Trial250
   Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962 / David Susskind251
   Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962 / Mark Goodson253
   Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962 / Kim Hunter254
   Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE, 1962 / Everett Sloan256
 20Unfriendly Witnesses and Their Lawyers: The HUAC Testimony of Robert Treuhaft258
   Testimony before HUAC, December 3, 1953 / Robert Treuhaft259
 21Heresy and Conspiracy: A Cold War Liberal View of the Communist Threat262
   Heresy, Yes - But Conspiracy, No, July 9, 1950 / Sidney Hook263
 22A Liberal Deplores the Witch-Hunt: Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas on "The Black Silence of Fear"271
   The Black Silence of Fear, January 13, 1952 / William O. Douglas271
 A McCarthyism Chronology (1917-1976)278
 Interpreting McCarthyism: A Bibliographical Essay284

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