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A time of fear : America in the era of Red Scares and Cold War / Albert Marrin.

Marrin, Albert, (author.).

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library TEEN 973.91 MARRIN (Text) 39206021694458 Teen NEW Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525644293
  • ISBN: 0525644296
  • ISBN: 9780525644309
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf/Knopf Books for Young Readers,

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf." -- T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-291) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : Lenin's journey -- Frightened victors. Red October ; America goes to war ; The great Red Scare ; Boarding the Soviet Ark -- True believers : a party like none other. Comintern ; The party grows ; Life in the party ; Stalinists ; Spreading the message ; Soviet realities ; Fellow travelers and useful idiots ; Women, children, youth -- Black comrades awaken!. A Jim Crow world ; Fishers in troubled waters ; The Scottsboro Boys ; Red legal eagles ; CPUSA vs. NAACP ; Mass actions -- The party and Stalin's war. The road to war, again ; Peace offensive ; "Our great Soviet ally" ; Dawn of the Cold War -- Nightmare years. The crisis builds ; The second Red Scare ; HUAC goes to Hollywood -- Of atomic bombs and spies. Imagining doomsday ; Stalin's spies -- The Rosenberg spy ring. Julius and Ethel : a love story ; Working for the KGB ; The Manhattan project ; The unmasking ; Trial and conviction ; The continuing battle -- A little list : Joe McCarthy investigates. Starting out ; Senator Joe ; The speech ; A force to reckon with ; Joe at high tide ; The Lavender Scare ; At war with the Army ; The power of television ; The Army-McCarthy hearings ; Dark legacy -- Epilogue : brutal fantasies.
Summary, etc.:
From National Book Award Finalist and Sibert Honor Author Albert Marrin, a timely examination of Red Scares in the United States, including the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood Ten and the McCarthy era. In twentieth century America, no power--and no threat--loomed larger than the communist superpower of the Soviet Union. America saw in the dreams of the Soviet Union the overthrow of the US government, and the end of democracy and freedom. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of the United States attempted to use deep economic and racial disparities in American culture to win over members and sympathizers. From the miscarriage of justice in the Scottsboro Boys case, to the tragedy of the Rosenbergs to the theatrics of the Hollywood Ten to the menace of the Joseph McCarthy and his war hearings, Albert Marrin examines a unique time in American history...and explores both how some Americans were lured by the ideals of communism without understanding its reality and how fear of communist infiltration at times caused us to undermine our most deeply held values. The questions he raises ask: What is worth fighting for? And what are you willing to sacrifice to keep it? Filled with black and white photographs throughout, this timely book from an award-author brings to life an important and dramatic era in American history with lessons that are deeply relevant today.
Subject: Anti-communist movements > United States > History > 20th century.
Cold War > United States > History.
United States > Foreign relations > Soviet Union.
Soviet Union > Foreign relations > United States.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political.

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