Goldstein, Robert Justin.

Little 'Red Scares' : Anti-Communism and Political Repression in the United States, 1921-1946 - Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014. - 1 online resource (381 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Preface; 1 After the Red Scare: Civil Liberties in the Era of Harding and Coolidge; 2 The FBI and the Politics of Anti-Communism, 1920-1945: A Prelude to Power; 3 Citizens versus Outsiders: Anti-Communism at State and Local Levels, 1921-1946; 4 Red Herrings? The Fish Committee and Anti-Communism in the Early Depression Years; 5 Little Red Schoolhouses? Anti-Communists and Education in an "Age of Conflicts"; 6 Fighting the "Red Danger": Employers and Anti-Communism 7 Leftward Ramparts: Labor and Anticommunism between the World Wars8 Premature McCarthyism: Spanish Republican Aid and the Origins of Cold War Anti-Communism; 9 Laying the Foundations for the Post-World War II Red Scare; 10 The Dies Committee v. the New Deal: Real Americans and the Unending Search for Un-Americans; 11 The Long Black and Red Scare: Anti-Communism and the African American Freedom Struggle; 12 Shooting Rabid Dogs: New York's Rapp-Coudert Attack on Teachers Unions; 13 The History of the Smith Act and the Hatch Act; Index

Anti-communism has long been a potent force in American politics, capable of gripping both government and popular attention. Nowhere is this more evident that the two great 'red scares' of 1919-20 and 1946-54; the latter generally - if somewhat inaccurately - termed McCarthyism. By focusing on the interim period between the two major 'red scares', this volume makes clear that the lingering effects of 1919-20 and the gathering storm-clouds of 'McCarthyism' were clearly visible throughout the 20s and 30s. In so doing the rationale and motivations for the 'red scares' are contexualised as part of

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Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political persecution -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social conflict -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1921-1923.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1923-1929.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1929-1933.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.


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