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“Paul Crouch, Bolshevik,” 1927–1932

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/9780813049205.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Crouch's life as a Communist after his release from prison. Immediately upon release he joined the Workers (Communist) Party of America, travelled the nation, and spoke about ... More


“Is Paul Crouch Reliable?” 1954

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/9780813049205.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Crouch's failures in New Orleans and Philadelphia led to a growing chorus of denunciations. Not only did the media, politicians, and Communists rail against Crouch, but they also began to question ... More


Professional Informant, 1950–1951

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/9780813049205.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the Cold War deepened, Crouch continued to serve as an anti-Communist informant. He testified in federal trials against union leader Harry Bridges and federal employee William Remington, naming ... More


District Organizer, 1932–1937

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/9780813049205.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During this five-year period, Crouch became a district organizer for the newly renamed Communist Party of the USA. As such, he was responsible for overseeing larger Communist efforts at the state ... More


Questioning Communism, 1938–1947

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/9780813049205.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the nine-year period from 1938 to 1947, Crouch served in lower level positions in Alabama, Tennessee, and California. In Alabama he wrote for and edited The New South, a Communist journal ... More


The Hawaiian Communist League, 1924–1927

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/9780813049205.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 focuses on the period during which Crouch became a Communist ideologue, beginning with his time in the U.S. Army and his participation in the Hawaiian Communist League. That participation ... 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


“Let Me at Him!” 1954

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/9780813049205.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Crouch was exposed publicly as a liar during two trials in 1954. During Senate hearings in New Orleans on the Southern Conference Education Fund, Crouch testified at the behest of Senator James ... More


Limelight, 1952–1953

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/9780813049205.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This was the high point of Crouch's career. He testified in major trials in Maryland, Hawaii, and Washington State and helped convict dozens of Communists. He also warned President Dwight D. ... More


“A Lonely and Despised Man,” 1955 and Beyond

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/9780813049205.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The attacks on Crouch continued into 1955, and without the income from his testimony he sank into poverty. He died of lung cancer in 1955, with few lamenting his passing. His death also marked the ... More


Atomic Secrets, 1953–1954

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/9780813049205.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Crouch played a minor role in attacks against two major scientists between 1953 and 1954. He publicly linked Dr. Joseph Weinberg, who had worked on the Manhattan Project, with Communist espionage. ... More


Childhood and Youth, 1903–1924

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/9780813049205.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Crouch's life, as well as his intellectual and ideological growth from birth through the age of twenty-one. Raised in Wilkes County, North Carolina, but coming of age in Dover, ... More


Introduction: The Most Dangerous Man in America

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/9780813049205.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Author Gregory Taylor introduces the main character—Paul Crouch—as well as the major themes addressed throughout this study. Foremost among them is the dangerous role that ideologues have played in ... More


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