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Family and the Black Freedom Movement in the Early Cold War Years

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

in James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

After his indictment, Jack disappeared into the Communist Party underground. Esther and her two daughters faced daily harassment and surveillance by the FBI, and her participation in the black ... More


The Communist Party USA and Black Freedom in the 1950s

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

in James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Jack continued his activist work while he was underground, only covertly. After his 1951 indictment, he wrote for Communist Party publications under a pseudonym, critiquing the Party’s position on ... More


Coda and Conclusion

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The coda and conclusion offers final thoughts on how Americans have continued to struggle with the challenge of balancing free speech rights with national security during times of national emergency, ... More


Scales and CPUSA, Wilkinson and Braden, and Konigsberg II and Anastaplo—a Full-Scale Retreat: (October Term 1960)

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/9780252037009.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 1960 term, which saw a sudden and final outpouring of decisions in “Communist” cases—fifteen signed decisions. The government prevailed in ... More


The “Red Monday” Decisions, Jencks, 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


Militancy and Fear: May 1934–June 1940

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The first Smith Act trial originated, in part, in the personal histories of the defendants. The ties between certain members of Teamsters Local 544-AFL and the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) shaped ... More


“If That Is Treason, You Can Make the Most of It”: November 18–December 8, 1941

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 4 examines the efforts of the defense team, led by Albert Goldman, who saw the trial as an opportunity to fight not just for free speech, but also for trade union democracy and for the ... More


Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In July 1941, a federal grand jury in Minneapolis indicted twenty-nine Socialist Workers Party members, fifteen of whom belonged to the militant Teamsters Local 544, for violating the 1940 Smith Act, ... More


Dennis, the Attorney General’s List, Loyalty Programs, Contempts, and More: (October Term 1950)

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/9780252037009.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions during its October 1950 term. The flow of “Communist” cases quickened during the term, and the scope of the cases widened greatly. The Court ... More


Radicalism on Trial

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes events following the arrest of leaders of the International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union and the Left. The defendants were tried in federal court, charged with violation ... More


A Short History of Panic Responses

Robert H. Wagstaff

in Terror Detentions and the Rule of Law: US and UK Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199301553
eISBN:
9780199344895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301553.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The United States and the United Kingdom have rich histories of panic and overreaching responses to events that appear to threaten national security. Both countries have a habit of giving the ... More


Introduction

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The introduction provides an overview of the study, situates its place within the relevant historiography, and articulates its main contributions to the field. It explains how the book provides a ... More


The Big World and the Little House

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

On July 20, 1948, twelve Communist Party leaders, at least one of whom Crockett Johnson personally knew, were indicted by a federal grand jury under the Smith Act (the Alien and Registration Act of ... More


The Trials of Racism and Radicalism

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter considers how the issue of racism was raised during the Smith Act trial in Hawaii. It shows that although the question of racism seemed to have no impact on the verdict rendered, it ... More


The Bill of Rights: 1947–1958

Constance Jordan (ed.)

in Reason and Imagination: The Selected Correspondence of Learned Hand

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199899104
eISBN:
9780190260132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899104.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In the period 1947–1958, the following topics in law and politics concern Hand and his correspondents: libel, searches, the standard by which to assess good moral character, the privilege against ... More


Toward Statehood

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes events that occurred before and after Hawaii's statehood. These include the reversal of the Smith Act convictions, which was another setback for their anticommunist ... More


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