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Two Eras and Some Victims

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For many, the McCarthy era stands as the grimmest time in recent memory. Beset by Cold War anxieties, Americans developed an obsession with domestic communism that outran the actual threat and gnawed ... More


“In Calmer Times.…”

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1954, several developments combined to check the momentum of anti-Communist extremism. McCarthy's censure by the Senate was both a sign of and force for change. In the next three years, the ... More


The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Robert M. Lichtman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037009
eISBN:
9780252094125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037009.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book provides a comprehensive history of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in “Communist” cases during the McCarthy era. The book shows the Court’s vulnerability to public criticism and attacks ... More


Defining the McCarthy Era

Robert M. Lichtman

in The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037009
eISBN:
9780252094125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037009.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the combination of circumstances and events following World War II that held the seeds of political repression during the McCarthy era. These developments signaled unmistakably ... More


Trojan Horses and Fifth Columns

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The United States entered the postwar, post-FDR era with a recent history of rough political rhetoric. It had also established a tradition of basing fitness for a government job on the holder's ... More


Political Repression and Court-Curbing

Robert M. Lichtman

in The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037009
eISBN:
9780252094125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037009.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. This book is about the situation faced by Supreme Court justices in the McCarthy era, obliged in scores of cases over more ... More


Vietnam War Decisions and Some Observations

Robert M. Lichtman

in The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037009
eISBN:
9780252094125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037009.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the Court’s decisions during the Vietnam War, which represent a high-water mark in the protection of First Amendment freedoms in wartime. The cases showed graphically the ... More


Being Martian

István Hargittai

in The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178456
eISBN:
9780199787012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178456.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

To understand the Martians, it helps to compare them with their contemporaries, like Enrico Fermi and Robert Oppenheimer. Both Szilard and Fermi worked on the applications of physical discoveries for ... More


The Justices of the Vinson Court, <i>Douds</i>, and the Start of the Court’s McCarthy Era: (October Term 1949)

Robert M. Lichtman

in The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037009
eISBN:
9780252094125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037009.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions during its October 1949 term. The Court convened for its new term on Monday, October 3, 1949. The beginnings of what would soon be a heavy ... More


The “Red Monday” Decisions, <i>Jencks</i>, and a Crescendo of Anti-Court Attacks: (October Term 1956)

Robert M. Lichtman

in The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037009
eISBN:
9780252094125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037009.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions during its October 1956 term. The Court’s level of resistance to repressive McCarthy-era government action reached its zenith in the 1956 ... More


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