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The Resource Loyalty and liberty : American countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy era, Alex Goodall

Loyalty and liberty : American countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy era, Alex Goodall

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Loyalty and liberty : American countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy era
Title
Loyalty and liberty
Title remainder
American countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy era
Statement of responsibility
Alex Goodall
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American countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy era
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Language
eng
Summary
"Loyalty and Liberty offers the first comprehensive account of the politics of countersubversion in the United States prior to the McCarthy era. This sweeping study that surveys the loyalty politics of World War I, the antiradicalism of the 1920s and antifascism of the 1930s, and the emerging McCarthyite politics of World War II, this book shows how countersubversive thinking evolved alongside and contributed to the development of the modern federal state. Alex Goodall explores how antiradical crusading was hampered in the 1920s both by constitutional, financial, and political constraints on antisubversion that followed from excesses of political repression during and after World War I and by scandals that plagued the movement and led many to view it as either deluded or malevolent. The 1930s saw a major restructuring within the antiradical community, and New Deal activism encouraged a conservative backlash that began to see the looming threat of communism as lying in Washington, rather than on the margins of American society. Meanwhile, the executive branch created countersubversive machinery capable for the first time of prosecuting an effective war on radical dissent. By the end of World War II, new alliances on the left and right had largely consolidated into the form they would keep during the Cold War: a new anticommunist movement worked to restrain the supposedly dictatorial ambitions of the Roosevelt administration, while New Deal liberals split between supporters of the Popular Front, civil liberties activists, and embryonic Cold Warriors as they struggled to respond to the issues of communist espionage in Washington and communist influence in politics more broadly"--
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Goodall, Alex
Dewey number
320.973/0904
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E743.5
LC item number
.G63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Radicalism
  • Political persecution
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Political persecution
  • Political science
  • Radicalism
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Loyalty and liberty : American countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy era, Alex Goodall
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Control code
843858216
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780252038037
Lccn
2013023557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)843858216
Label
Loyalty and liberty : American countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy era, Alex Goodall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
843858216
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780252038037
Lccn
2013023557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)843858216

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