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The Resource Red scare or red menace? : American communism and anticommunism in the cold war era, John Earl Haynes

Red scare or red menace? : American communism and anticommunism in the cold war era, John Earl Haynes

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Red scare or red menace? : American communism and anticommunism in the cold war era
Title
Red scare or red menace?
Title remainder
American communism and anticommunism in the cold war era
Statement of responsibility
John Earl Haynes
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anticommunism was a pervasive force in America during the cold war years, influencing domestic politics, the conduct of foreign policy, the nuclear arms race, and a myriad of social and economic circumstances. In this succinct survey, John E. Haynes traces the origins of American attitudes toward communism in the 1920s and 1930s, the rise of a full-blown cause in the years following World War II, and the relative decline of anticommunism as a political issue in the sixties and seventies. As one of a handful of American scholars allowed to review documents in newly opened archives once held by the Soviet Union, Mr. Haynes uses fresh evidence throughout in shedding new light on the U.S. confrontation with communism at home. After describing the buildup of the American Communist party in the twenties and thirties, he focuses on the heyday of popular anticommunism from 1945 to 1960. Along the way he touches on the chief episodes, personalities, and institutions of cold war anticommunism, showing how earlier campaigns against domestic fascists and right-wingers provided most all of anticommunism's tactics and weapons. And he dissects the various anti-Communist constituencies, analyzing their origins, motives, and activities. From the Soviet archives, Mr. Haynes draws on new and indisputable evidence that the Soviet Union heavily subsidized the American Communist party from its earliest days; maintained an underground organization in Washington in the 1930s that reported to American party leaders and in turn to Moscow on U.S. government activities; and placed American party members in the wartime Office of Strategic Services and Office of War Information, the government's chief intelligence and propaganda agencies. He also confirms much of Elizabeth Bentley's 1940s accusations of Communist infiltration in government
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Haynes, John Earl
Dewey number
335.43/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HX83
LC item number
.H36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American ways series
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  • Communism
  • Anti-communist movements
Label
Red scare or red menace? : American communism and anticommunism in the cold war era, John Earl Haynes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-204) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The House Committee on Un-American activities
  • 5.
  • Varieties of anticommunism
  • 6.
  • The struggle for the soul of American liberalism
  • 7.
  • Partisanship and anticommunism
  • 8.
  • Anticommunism at high tide
  • 9.
  • Preface
  • The end of the anti-Communism era
  • Selected readings
  • Index
  • 1.
  • Communism and anticommunism
  • 2.
  • Fascism and World War II
  • 3.
  • The road to the Cold War
  • 4.
Control code
33208418
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781566630917
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95040051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Red scare or red menace? : American communism and anticommunism in the cold war era, John Earl Haynes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-204) 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
Contents
  • The House Committee on Un-American activities
  • 5.
  • Varieties of anticommunism
  • 6.
  • The struggle for the soul of American liberalism
  • 7.
  • Partisanship and anticommunism
  • 8.
  • Anticommunism at high tide
  • 9.
  • Preface
  • The end of the anti-Communism era
  • Selected readings
  • Index
  • 1.
  • Communism and anticommunism
  • 2.
  • Fascism and World War II
  • 3.
  • The road to the Cold War
  • 4.
Control code
33208418
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781566630917
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95040051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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