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The Resource White collar radicals : TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy era, Aaron D. Purcell, (electronic resource)

White collar radicals : TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy era, Aaron D. Purcell, (electronic resource)

Label
White collar radicals : TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy era
Title
White collar radicals
Title remainder
TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy era
Statement of responsibility
Aaron D. Purcell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • They came from all corners of the country--fifteen young, idealistic, educated men and women drawn to Knoxville, Tennessee, to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the first of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal projects. Mostly holding entry-level jobs, these young people became friends and lovers, connecting to one another at work and through other social and political networks. What the fifteen failed to realize was that these activities--union organizing and, for most, membership in the Communist Party--would plunge them into a maelstrom that would endanger, and for some, destroy their livelihoods, social standing, and careers. White Collar Radicals follows their lives from New Deal activism in the 1930s through the 1940s and 1950s government investigations into what were perceived as subversive deeds. Aaron D. Purcell shows how this small group of TVA idealists was unwillingly thrust from obscurity into the national spotlight, victims and participants of the second Red Scare in the years after World War II. The author brings into sharp focus the determination of the government to target and expose alleged radicals of the 1930s during the early Cold War period. The book also demonstrates how the national hysteria affected individual lives. White Collar Radicals is both a historical study and a cautionary tale. The Knoxville Fifteen, who endured the dark days of the McCarthy Era, now have their story told for the first time--a story that offers modern-day lessons on freedom, civil liberties, and the authority of the government
  • They came from all corners of the country--fifteen young, idealistic, educated men and women drawn to Knoxville, Tennessee, to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the first of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal projects. Mostly holding entry-level jobs, these young people became friends and lovers, connecting to one another at work and through other social and political networks. What the fifteen failed to realize was that these activities--union organizing and, for most, membership in the Communist Party--would plunge them into a maelstrom that would endanger, and for some, destroy their livelihoods, social standing, and careers. White Collar Radicals follows their lives from New Deal activism in the 1930s through the 1940s and 1950s government investigations into what were perceived as subversive deeds. Aaron D. Purcell shows how this small group of TVA idealists was unwillingly thrust from obscurity into the national spotlight, victims and participants of the second Red Scare in the years after World War II. The author brings into sharp focus the determination of the government to target and expose alleged radicals of the 1930s during the early Cold War period. The book also demonstrates how the national hysteria affected individual lives. White Collar Radicals is both a historical study and a cautionary tale. The Knoxville Fifteen, who endured the dark days of the McCarthy Era, now have their story told for the first time--a story that offers modern-day lessons on freedom, civil liberties, and the authority of the government
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purcell, Aaron D.
Dewey number
303.48/40976809043
LC call number
HN90.R3
LC item number
P87 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • United States
  • Radicalism
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • United States
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • USA
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Kommunistische Partei der USA
  • USA / Committee on Un-American Activities
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • New Deal (1933-1939)
  • Employees
  • Radicalism
  • New Deal
  • Arbeiter
  • Radikalismus
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Kommunistische Partei
  • New Deal
  • Arbeiter
  • Radikalismus
  • United States
Label
White collar radicals : TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy era, Aaron D. Purcell, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index
Contents
  • A fertile ground : the birth of the Tennessee Valley Authority -- "We were a bunch of radicals" : the early years of the Knoxville Fifteen -- Reds in the mailroom : the TVA years, 1933-1939 -- Wars at home and abroad : first investigations and second chances, 1940-1945 -- "Saw plenty" : confirmations and investigations, 1946-1947 -- "Oh, you mean the square dancing" : HUAC, the FBI, and the Remington trials, 1947-1954 -- Return to Knoxville, 1955-present
  • A fertile ground : the birth of the Tennessee Valley Authority -- "We were a bunch of radicals" : the early years of the Knoxville Fifteen -- Reds in the mailroom : the TVA years, 1933-1939 -- Wars at home and abroad : first investigations and second chances, 1940-1945 -- "Saw plenty" : confirmations and investigations, 1946-1947 -- "Oh, you mean the square dancing" : HUAC, the FBI, and the Remington trials, 1947-1954 -- Return to Knoxville, 1955-present
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000474417
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 258 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781572336612
Lccn
2008043578
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000474417
Label
White collar radicals : TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy era, Aaron D. Purcell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index
Contents
  • A fertile ground : the birth of the Tennessee Valley Authority -- "We were a bunch of radicals" : the early years of the Knoxville Fifteen -- Reds in the mailroom : the TVA years, 1933-1939 -- Wars at home and abroad : first investigations and second chances, 1940-1945 -- "Saw plenty" : confirmations and investigations, 1946-1947 -- "Oh, you mean the square dancing" : HUAC, the FBI, and the Remington trials, 1947-1954 -- Return to Knoxville, 1955-present
  • A fertile ground : the birth of the Tennessee Valley Authority -- "We were a bunch of radicals" : the early years of the Knoxville Fifteen -- Reds in the mailroom : the TVA years, 1933-1939 -- Wars at home and abroad : first investigations and second chances, 1940-1945 -- "Saw plenty" : confirmations and investigations, 1946-1947 -- "Oh, you mean the square dancing" : HUAC, the FBI, and the Remington trials, 1947-1954 -- Return to Knoxville, 1955-present
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000474417
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 258 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781572336612
Lccn
2008043578
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000474417

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