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Introduction

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Second Red Scare, which stunted the development of the American welfare state. In the 1940s and 1950s, conservatives in and out of government ... More


The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Landon R. Y. Storrs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The loyalty investigations triggered by the Red Scare of the 1940s and 1950s marginalized many talented women and men who had entered government service during the Great Depression seeking to promote ... More


“Pinks in Minks”: The Antifeminism of the Old Right

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the antifeminism of key instigators of the Second Red Scare: staff members of congressional investigative committees and the conservative journalists with whom they cooperated. ... 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


“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


Here Come the Bolsheviks!: The Russian Revolution and the Red Scare

Nick Fischer

in Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia contributed to the rise of the Red Scare. On November 7, 1917, revolutionaries from the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic ... More


America’s Chinese

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about how the ethnic Chinese throughout the United States greeted the news of the People's Republic of China's entry into the Korean War with immense trepidation. Almost overnight, ... More


The Traditions of Dissent and Suppression in the Pluralist Democratic Regime

in Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226240664
eISBN:
9780226240749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240749.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Under both the republican and pluralist democratic regimes, times of political crises such as wars have tended to provoke strong expressions of dissent and suppression. After the transition to ... More


“Hindu Conspiracies” from Lahore to San Francisco

Seema Sohi

in Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199376247
eISBN:
9780199376278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376247.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

This chapter examines inter-imperial efforts to stifle what remained of the Indian anticolonial movement through a series of interrelated conspiracy trials from Lahore and Singapore to Chicago and ... More


“Then Came the Conversion,” 1947–1949

Gregory S. Taylor

in The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049205
eISBN:
9780813050072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049205.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With the onset of the Cold War and the Second Red Scare, Crouch saw an opportunity to earn money by testifying against his former comrades. He did so before the House Committee on Un-American ... More


Communism, Civil Liberties, and the Red Scare

Jennifer Luff

in Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff.8
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the role of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in the Red Scare. Following the general strike of radical workers and the explosion of bombs in eight different cities in ... More


Revolution and Repression: From Red Dawn to Red Scare

Kenyon Zimmer

in Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039386
eISBN:
9780252097430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039386.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how the First World War and its aftermath fundamentally altered global politics. Empires crumbled, socialist and nationalist revolutions erupted, and millions perished. ... More


Trials: Firestorms and Corruption, Terrorism and World War

Fred Rosenbaum

in Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259133
eISBN:
9780520945029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259133.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For all the optimism in San Francisco during the Progressive era, the thirteen years beginning with the earthquake and the resulting firestorms of 1906 were rancorous. Municipal government was ... More


THE DRY MILLENNIUM DAWNS

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The 1920s began with the advent of the Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition, which Mencken viewed as the ultimate violation of the civil liberties that he cherished. His battle against Prohibition was ... More


John Bond Trevor, Radicals, Eugenics, and Immigration

Nick Fischer

in Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines John Bond Trevor's contribution to anticommunism. Trevor is probably the only man who significantly influenced both the doctrinal evolution of anticommunism and the ... More


Red Scare: The Triumph of Countersubversion

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/9780252038037.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how the government began 1919 by beating a retreat from political policing, far from charging toward a Red Scare. However, much of the private-sector machinery of ... More


“Put Fighting Blood in Your Business”: The U.S. War Department and the Reemployment of World War I Soldiers

Nancy Gentile Ford

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The demobilization of some four million American soldiers at the end of World War I occurred simultaneously with widespread social unrest, rising unemployment, and economic hardship characterized by ... More


Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Wheeler Winston Dixon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides an overview of twentieth- and twenty-first-century noir and fatalist film practice from 1945 onwards. It demonstrates the ways in which American cinema has inculcated a climate of ... More


White Rooms, Red Scare: Sokolow Defines America

Hannah Kosstrin

in Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199396924
eISBN:
9780199396979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396924.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Anna Sokolow’s early Cold War choreography cloaked social(ist) challenges to the status quo under the façade of American modernism. Lyric Suite (1953) laid bare sexual discontent in the guise of ... More


Hollywood's Cold War

Tony Shaw

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Published at a point when American filmmakers are deeply involved in the War on Terror, this book offers a comprehensive account of Hollywood's propaganda role during the defining ideological ... More


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