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The Spectre of “Divide and Conquer”

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The entry of the U.S. into the war brought the federal government fully into the act of promoting national cohesion, and produced an infrastructure of institutions devoted to publicly defining for ... More


THE BRADDOCK AFFAIR AND THE COLOR LINE

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the Nazi politicization of international sports and its impact on the planned title fight between Schmeling and heavyweight boxing champion James Braddock. In response to the ... More


Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Tobias Boes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book traces how the acclaimed and bestselling author Thomas Mann became one of America's most prominent anti-fascists and the spokesperson for a German cultural ideal that Nazism had perverted. ... More


Work and Sing: Children's Literature and the Cultural Front, 1935–1945

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/9780195152807.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers how the conditions of production and dissemination of children's literature changed beginning in the mid-1930s, and looks at the particular ways that leftists, in response to ... More


The Murder of Ehrlich and Alter (1943)

The New International

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0051
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the details of the executions of Henryk Ehrlich and Victor Alter, both leaders of the Bund in Poland, by Stalin. Ehrlich and Alter were both arrested by the GPU when the Red ... More


Paper Epitaphs of a Holocaust Memorial: Zofia Nałkowska’s Medallions

Diana Kuprel

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Zofa Nałkowska's literary Holocaust memorial Medallions, which was written in 1945 and first published in 1946. Considered a masterpiece in anti-fascist world literature, ... More


Rednecks and Saint Paul

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0027
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the Silver Valley Redneck Revolt that traveled to Charlottesville to participate in the August 12 rally. It explains that the Redneck Revolt is a national movement that was ... More


An Artist with a Message

Joseph P. Ansell

in Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774945
eISBN:
9781789623314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774945.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the nature of Arthur Szyk's works during the war years. It shows that his exhibitions during the Second World War were markedly different from his earlier ones: in the nature of ... More


Setting Tales upon the Truth: Three Go Back, The Lost Trumpet and Gay Hunter

William K. Malcolm

in Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789620627
eISBN:
9781789629859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620627.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While Mitchell was offhand about his imaginative romances, they are viewed here as more than just potboilers whose brand of utopian idealism was designed to garner widespread popularity. On the ... More


The Doctor: Edward Barsky

Phillip Deery

in Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823253685
eISBN:
9780823261246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253685.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the political persecution of a prominent New York doctor, Edward Barsky, during his encounter with McCarthyism. Because of his refusal to surrender to the House Committee on ... More


The Lawyer: O. John Rogge

Phillip Deery

in Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823253685
eISBN:
9780823261246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253685.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter charts the political trajectory of a leading New York lawyer, O. John Rogge, from defending the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee and warning of a fascist threat in America in the ... More


The Vinson Court

Marjorie Heins

in Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790519
eISBN:
9780814744642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790519.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the Cold War-era Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Fred Vinson. The early Vinson Court ruled in 1948 that the Constitution prohibits courts from enforcing racially ... More


Allegories of Anti-Fascism: The Radical Cartoons of Fort Velona

Marcella Bencivenni

in Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791035
eISBN:
9780814723180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791035.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the radical cartoons and caricatures of the artist Fort Velona. Velona, was an Italian immigrant socialist and labor organizer of working-class origins who, like other ... More


6 The Vinson Court

Marjorie Heins

in Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790519
eISBN:
9780814744642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790519.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the Cold War-era Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Fred Vinson. The early Vinson Court ruled in 1948 that the Constitution prohibits courts from enforcing racially ... More


British Communists and Palestine

Paul Kelemen

in The British left and Zionism: History of a divorce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088124
eISBN:
9781781706152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088124.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the twists and turns of the British Communist Party's (CPGB) policy on Zionism and Palestine. During the 1930s and 1940s it contested Zionist accounts of developments in ... More


Dances of All Nations: Choreographing Communism

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/9780199396924.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter argues that Anna Sokolow’s 1930s proletarian and anti-fascist choreographies contributed to an increasingly vibrant conversation with the transnational Left through shared ideologies of ... More


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