Anti communism in Twentieth century America Book

Anti communism in Twentieth century America


  • Author : Larry Ceplair
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440800474

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Anti communism in Twentieth century America Excerpt :

This compelling, critical analysis of anti-communism illustrates the variety of anti-Communist styles and agendas, thereby making a persuasive case that the "threat" of domestic communism in Cold War America was vastly overblown. * Pictures of the most notable anti-Communists * A bibliography of books and articles consulted

Anti communism in Twentieth Century America  A Critical History Book

Anti communism in Twentieth Century America A Critical History


  • Author : Larry Ceplair
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440800481

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Anti communism in Twentieth Century America A Critical History Excerpt :

This compelling, critical analysis of anti-communism illustrates the variety of anti-Communist styles and agendas, thereby making a persuasive case that the "threat" of domestic communism in Cold War America was vastly overblown. • Pictures of the most notable anti-Communists • A bibliography of books and articles consulted

The Marxist and the Movies Book

The Marxist and the Movies


  • Author : Larry Ceplair
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2007-11-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813137049

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The Marxist and the Movies Excerpt :

As part of its effort to expose Communist infiltration in the United States and eliminate Communist influence on movies, from 1947--1953 the House Committee on Un-American Activities subpoenaed hundreds of movie industry employees suspected of membership in the Communist Party. Most of them, including screenwriter Paul Jarrico (1915--1997), invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer questions about their political associations. They were all blacklisted. In The Marxist and the Movies, Larry Ceplair narrates the life, movie career, and political activities of Jarrico, the recipient of an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) and the producer of Salt of the Earth (1954), one of the most politically besieged films in the history of the United States. Though Jarrico did not reach the upper eschelon of screenwriting, he worked steadily in Hollywood until his blacklisting. He was one of the movie industry's most engaged Communists, working on behalf of dozens of social and political causes. Song of Russia (1944) was one of the few assignments that allowed him to express his political beliefs through his screenwriting craft. Though MGM planned the film as a conventional means of boosting domestic support for the USSR, a wartime ally of the United States, it came under attack by a host of anti-Communists. Jarrico fought the blacklist in many ways, and his greatest battle involved the making of Salt of the Earth. Jarrico, other blacklisted individuals, and the families of the miners who were the subject of the film created a landmark film in motion picture history. As did others on the blacklist, Jarrico decided that Europe offered a freer atmosphere than that of the cold war United States. Although he continued to support political causes while living abroad, he found it difficult to find remunerative black market screenwriting assignments. On the scripts he did complete, he had to use a pseudonym or allow the producers to give screen cre

Anti Communism and Popular Culture in Mid Century America Book

Anti Communism and Popular Culture in Mid Century America


  • Author : Cyndy Hendershot
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-10-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786483693

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Anti Communism and Popular Culture in Mid Century America Excerpt :

Not long after the Allied victories in Europe and Japan, America's attention turned from world war to cold war. The perceived threat of communism had a definite and significant impact on all levels of American popular culture, from government propaganda films like Red Nightmare in Time magazine to Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. This work examines representations of anti-communist sentiment in American popular culture from the early fifties through the mid-sixties. The discussion covers television programs, films, novels, journalism, maps, memoirs, and other works that presented anti-communist ideology to millions of Americans and influenced their thinking about these controversial issues. It also points out the different strands of anti-communist rhetoric, such as liberal and countersubversive ones, that dominated popular culture in different media, and tells a much more complicated story about producers' and consumers' ideas about communism through close study of the cultural artifacts of the Cold War. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Not Without Honor Book

Not Without Honor


  • Author : Richard Gid Powers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Anti-communist movements
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002344506

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Not Without Honor Excerpt :

Ironically, the Western victory over communism has led us to conclude that the Soviet Union was never a serious threat, and that the decades-long "Cold War" was fueled by misguided hysteria. In this first, full-scale history of the volatile American anticommunist movement--with its ethnic and religious antagonisms, political warfare and ideological crusades--Powers forcefully reminds us what this struggle was all about. Photos.

Transnational Anti Communism and the Cold War Book

Transnational Anti Communism and the Cold War


  • Author : Stéphanie Roulin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137388803

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Transnational Anti Communism and the Cold War Excerpt :

How was anti-communism organised in the West? This book covers the agents, aims, and arguments of various transnational anti-communist activists during the Cold War. Existing narratives often place the United States – and especially the CIA – at the centre of anti-communist activity. The book instead opens up new fields of research transnationally.

America   s Two Constitutions Book

America s Two Constitutions


  • Author : Thomas J. Reed
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-10-06
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683931133

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America s Two Constitutions Excerpt :

America’s Two Constitutions explores the history of the treatment of dissenters in time of war, beginning with the treatment of Tories during the Revolution, followed by description and analysis of the Lincoln administration’s treatment of disloyal persons during the Civil War, President Wilson’s organized plan to curb anti-war, anti-draft groups including the Socialist party during World War I, President Roosevelt’s handling of the Japanese internment program and trial of U.S. citizens by military commission during World War II, the cold war campaign against Communists in government and in the entertainment field, the FBI spying program COINTELL and other means to curb draft resisters and anti-war groups during the Viet Nam war followed by a chapter on the post 9-11 treatment of suspected terrorists including surreptitious interception of electronic traffic and trial of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals by military commission. The final chapter concludes that the United States has two constitutions: the written constitution in peacetime and a special unwritten constitution in time of war or national emergency.

Ideas and Movements that Shaped America  From the Bill of Rights to  Occupy Wall Street   3 volumes  Book

Ideas and Movements that Shaped America From the Bill of Rights to Occupy Wall Street 3 volumes


  • Author : Michael Green
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1169
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610692526

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Ideas and Movements that Shaped America From the Bill of Rights to Occupy Wall Street 3 volumes Excerpt :

America was founded on bold ideas and beliefs. This book examines the ideas and movements that shaped our nation, presenting thorough, accessible entries with sources that improve readers' understanding of the American experience. • Contains more than 200 entries from expert contributors on a wide variety of American ideas and movements, each accompanied by a relevant original document and helpful cross references • Covers ideas and movements across a broad sweep of U.S. history that enable readers to see recurring themes as well as how American thought has evolved • Presents U.S. history through a unique lens that enables students to better comprehend "the mindset of the American people," as opposed to the traditional study of history as a series of important events and people on a fixed timeline

America Sees Red Book

America Sees Red


  • Author : Peter H. Buckingham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105040775137

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Loyalty and Liberty Book

Loyalty and Liberty


  • Author : Alex Goodall
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252095313

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Loyalty and Liberty Excerpt :

Loyalty and Liberty offers the first comprehensive account of the politics of countersubversion in the United States prior to the McCarthy era. Alex Goodall traces the course of American countersubversion over the first half of the twentieth century, culminating in the rise of McCarthyism and the Cold War. This sweeping study explores how antisubversive fervor was dampened in the 1920s in response to the excesses of World War I, transformed by the politics of antifascism in the Depression era, and rekindled in opposition to Roosevelt's ambitious New Deal policies in the later 1930s and 1940s. Varied interest groups such as business tycoons, Christian denominations, and Southern Democrats as well as the federal government pursued their own courses, which alternately converged and diverged, eventually consolidating into the form they would keep during the Cold War. Rigorous in its scholarship yet accessible to a wide audience, Goodall's masterful study shows how the opposition to radicalism became a defining ideological question of American life.

Rethinking Period Boundaries Book

Rethinking Period Boundaries


  • Author : Lucian George
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2022-03-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110636000

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Rethinking Period Boundaries Excerpt :

Periodisation is an ever-present feature of the grammar of history-writing. As with all grammatical rules, the order it imposes can both liberate and stifle. Though few historians would consider their period boundaries as anything more than useful guidelines, heuristic artifice all too easily congeals into immovable structure, blinkering the historical gaze. Researchers of literature are, of course, challenged by similar dilemmas. Here, too, the neatness of periodisation can obscure the cultural output of awkward individuals that do not fit the right chronological corset, whilst also creating unfounded expectations of shared experience and expression. Rather than discard periodisation altogether, in this cross-disciplinary volume an international group of historians and literary scholars presents different ways in which accepted period boundaries in modern European history can be challenged and rethought. To do so, they explore unnoticed continuities, and instances of delayed cultural transfer that defy easy periodisation; adopt the perspective of social groups that standard periodisation schemes have ignored; and consider how historical actors themselves divide up history and how this can affect their actions.

American Higher Education since World War II Book

American Higher Education since World War II


  • Author : Roger L. Geiger
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691190648

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American Higher Education since World War II Excerpt :

A masterful history of the postwar transformation of American higher education American higher education is nearly four centuries old. But in the decades after World War II, as government and social support surged and enrollments exploded, the role of colleges and universities in American society changed dramatically. Roger Geiger provides the most complete and in-depth history of this remarkable transformation, taking readers from the GI Bill and the postwar expansion of higher education to the social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, desegregation and coeducation, and the challenges confronting American colleges today. Shedding critical light on the tensions and triumphs of an era of rapid change, Geiger shows how American universities emerged after the war as the world’s most successful system for the advancement of knowledge, how the pioneering of mass higher education led to the goal of higher education for all, and how the “selectivity sweepstakes” for admission to the most elite schools has resulted in increased stratification today. He identifies 1980 as a turning point when the link between research and economic development stimulated a revival in academic research—and the ascendancy of the modern research university—that continues to the present. Sweeping in scope and richly insightful, this groundbreaking book demonstrates how growth has been the defining feature of modern higher education, but how each generation since the war has pursued it for different reasons. It provides the context we need to understand the complex issues facing our colleges and universities today, from rising inequality and skyrocketing costs to deficiencies in student preparedness and lax educational standards.

The Oldest Trick in the Book Book

The Oldest Trick in the Book


  • Author : Ben M. Debney
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811555695

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The Oldest Trick in the Book Excerpt :

This book investigates the normalisation of blame-shifting within ideological discourse as a broad feature of history, working from Churchill’s truism that history is written by the victors. To that end, it explores historical episodes of political persecution carried out under cover of moral panic, highlighting the process of ‘Othering’ common to each and theorising a historical model of panic-driven scapegoating from the results. Building this model from case studies in witch panic, communist panic and terrorist panic respectively, The Oldest Trick in the Book builds an argument that features common to each case study reflect broader historical patterning consistent with Churchill’s maxim. On this basis it argues that the periodic construction of bogeymen or ‘folk demons’ is a useful device for enabling the kind of victim-playing and victim-blaming critical to protecting elite privilege during periods of crisis and that in being a recurring theme historically, panic-driven scapegoating retains great ongoing value to the privileged and powerful, and thus conspicuously remains an ongoing feature of world politics.

Popular Culture  Conspiracy Theory  and the Star Trek Text Book

Popular Culture Conspiracy Theory and the Star Trek Text


  • Author : George A. Gonzalez
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793616418

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Popular Culture Conspiracy Theory and the Star Trek Text Excerpt :

The forward progress of society is not automatic and should not be taken for granted. The assassination President John F. Kennedy in 1963 ended his effort to deploy American prestige, power to forward progressive change worldwide. Today, there are political forces seeking to stop progressive social, political, economic change. Whatever their reasons, such forces are conspiring to impose authoritarianism to suppress the public’s desire for just, democratic governance, government. The brutality, violence, viciousness, racism (dystopia) of authoritarianism is becoming more and more the hallmark of world politics. Perhaps the most glaring aspect of this dystopia is the fact that the American state has been almost continuously at war for the past roughly 30 years – including a sinister, dastardly drone assassination program. One means to obscure the ongoing conspiracy to ultimately impose outright dictatorship on the American people and the rest of the world is to smear, malign critics of this conspiracy as guilt of conspiracy theory – advocating, embracing baseless fantasies. Worse yet, proponents of conspiracy theory (by implication) are deemed as psychologically suspect for arguing that political elites are engaged in a process to eliminate all meaningful vestiges of democracy.