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Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York

Phillip Deery


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 late 1940s through the 1950s, McCarthyism disfigured the American political landscape. Under the altar of anticommunism, domestic Cold War crusaders undermined civil liberties, curtailed equality before the law, and tarnished the ideals of American democracy. In order to preserve freedom, they jettisoned some of its tenets. Congressional committees worked in tandem, although not necessarily in coll ... More

Keywords: Cold War, New York City, McCarthyism, Political activism, civil liberties, anticommunism, Congressional committees, FBI

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823253685
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phillip Deery, author
Victoria University, Melbourne

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