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Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Nick Fischer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The McCarthy-era witch hunts marked the culmination of an anticommunist crusade launched after the First World War. With Bolshevism triumphant in Russia and public discontent shaking the United ... More


Introduction

Alex Goodall

in Loyalty and Liberty: American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038037
eISBN:
9780252095313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038037.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter analyzes how conflicting impulses for loyalty and liberty shaped the politics of countersubversion between World War I and the McCarthy era. By examining the ways this ... More


Divided Loyalties: Countersubversion in the 1920s

Alex Goodall

in Loyalty and Liberty: American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038037
eISBN:
9780252095313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038037.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on how the Palmer Raids of the winter of 1919–20 were the most draconian single instance of federal repression in the United States' peacetime history. Nothing in the McCarthy ... More


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