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The Resource Red scare in court : New York versus the International Workers Order, Arthur J. Sabin ; foreword by Howard Fast

Red scare in court : New York versus the International Workers Order, Arthur J. Sabin ; foreword by Howard Fast

Label
Red scare in court : New York versus the International Workers Order
Title
Red scare in court
Title remainder
New York versus the International Workers Order
Statement of responsibility
Arthur J. Sabin ; foreword by Howard Fast
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Arthur J. Sabin tells the heartbreaking story of how the IWO, and with it the hopes and dreams of thousands of American working people, was destroyed. It is a very important story, a grim and awful story. It must be read and understood, so that nothing like it will ever happen again" - from the Foreword by Howard Fast. For the first and only time in American history, a highly successful, financially stable insurance company was attacked in court because of a singular
  • distinction: its affiliation with the American Communist Party. The year was 1951: the Cold War divided the world, the "hot" war in Korea raged, and Senator Joseph McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover led the U.S. descent into demonology as the domestic battle - the Red Scare - against communists and "subversives" became the national passion. Although radical politics and insurance companies are usually worlds apart, they came together in the form of the International Workers
  • they were subjected to a program of political, economic, and social indoctrination. In a case involving exciting issues and colorful personalities, the State of New York sought to liquidate the IWO on novel grounds: that the majority of its leaders were Communists, therefore constituting a "political hazard" to its members and the public. Until this case, no insurance company had ever been brought into court except for financial "hazard" reasons. Using the testimony of
  • paid political informers, the State of New York depended on the presence of the Red Scare in court to convince judges that this "Frankenstein monster" must be liquidated. The IWO argued they its capitalistic success, not its Communist ties, be the proper legal focus. Red Scare in Court is a meticulously detailed historical account of one of the casualties of the Cold War politics of the 1950s. Arthur J. Sabin has had unprecedented access to the files of both sides, thus
  • providing a rare "behind the scenes" portrait of the case
Cataloging source
DLC
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1930-
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Sabin, Arthur J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • New York (State)
  • International Workers Order
  • Insurance law
  • Fraternal insurance
  • Liquidation
  • Communist trials
  • United States
Label
Red scare in court : New York versus the International Workers Order, Arthur J. Sabin ; foreword by Howard Fast
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26723710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 369 pages
Isbn
9780812231892
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92030645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1493604
Label
Red scare in court : New York versus the International Workers Order, Arthur J. Sabin ; foreword by Howard Fast
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26723710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 369 pages
Isbn
9780812231892
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92030645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1493604

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