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‘Put My Name Down’: US Communism and Peace Songs in the Early Cold War Years

Robbie Lieberman

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

At the height of the McCarthy era, a period that marked the low point of both communism and peace activism in the United States, the communist left continued to promote its ideas about peace through ... 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


“What Do You Think of Female Chastity?”: Disloyalty in American Politics

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/9780195043617.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With the onset of the Cold War came a heightened anxiety over the Communist threat at home. Some revisionist historians have argued that the Truman administration paved the way for the second Red ... More


“Bitter Days”: The Heyday of Anti-Communism

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/9780195043617.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Even independent of McCarthy, the years 1950–1954 marked the climax of anti-communism in American life. The Korean stalemate generated both a bruising debate over containment and sourness in national ... More


Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Julia L. Mickenberg

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

At the height of the Cold War, dozens of radical and progressive writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, and teachers cooperated to create and disseminate children's books that ... More


From Avant-Garde to Authentic: Revisiting Langston Hughes’s “Moscow Movie”

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 traces the passing of the ethnic avant-garde by discussing Langston Hughes' 1956 account of his 1932 Moscow film project--specifically the account's deployment of a racially exclusive ... More


“Pink-Tinged Pages”?: McCarthyism and Children's Literature

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the impact of McCarthyism on the production, content, and reception of children's literature, tracing a path from 1946 when the children's literature field seemed particularly ... More


Countering the Cold War: Social Significance versus Social Pressure

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines challenges to McCarthyism that benefited leftists in the field of children's literature. Beginning with the establishment in the mid-1940s of Young World Books, a division of ... More


Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York

Phillip Deery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823253685
eISBN:
9780823261246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253685.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Set against a backdrop of mounting anticommunism, Red Apple documents the personal, physical, and psychological effects of McCarthyism on six political activists with ties to New York City. From the ... More


Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War

Larry Blomstedt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166117
eISBN:
9780813166391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166117.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book analyzes the roles of the Harry Truman administration and Congress in directing American policy regarding the Korean War. Several themes are addressed. One is how Truman and the ... More


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