Hollywood and Anticommunism

HUAC and the Evolution of the Red Menace, 1935-1950

Author: John J. Gladchuk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135914982

Category: History

Page: 224

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This work concentrates on tracing the evolution of the so-called "red menace" phenomenon as a means of demonstrating the correlation between growing American paranoia and the success of the anticommunist campaign (1935-1955). The House Committee on Un-American Activities 1947 investigation of Hollywood, the nation's most visible industry, served a critical role in conjuring up anti-red hysteria and fanning the flames of virulent anticommunism. Using conveniently unjust tactics, the Committee "painted" targeted Hollywood personalities red and established the infamous blacklist - certified proof in the minds of many that "subversives" were indeed conspiring from within. A failed attempt on behalf of the "Hollywood Ten" to demonstrate the Committee’s undemocratic nature allowed HUAC to forge ahead with its investigation and establish the anticommunist foundation upon which Joseph McCarthy would construct his campaign. Hollywood and Anticommunism stands as an important contribution to McCarthy-era literature and should appeal to all interested in the early Cold War and the impact that unwarranted hysteria has had and continues to have on the growth and development of the nation.
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Books and Libraries in American Society during World War II

Weapons in the War of Ideas

Author: Patti Clayton Becker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135467722

Category: History

Page: 302

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World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and demoralized staff, in addition to continuing to serve the library's traditional clientele of women and children seeking recreational reading. This work examines how libraries could respond to their communities need through the use of numerous primary and secondary sources.
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The Farm Press, Reform and Rural Change, 1895-1920

Author: John J. Fry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135475288

Category: History

Page: 258

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This project contributes to our understanding of rural Midwesterners and farm newspapers at the turn of the century. While cultural historians have mainly focused on readers in town and cities, it examines Midwestern farmers. It also contributes to the "new rural history" by exploring the ideas of Hal Barron and others that country people selectively adapted the advice given to them by reformers. Finally, it furthers our understanding of American farm newspapers themselves and offers suggestions on how to use them as sources.
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Agents of Wrath, Sowers of Discord

Authority and Dissent in Puritan Massachusetts, 1630-1655

Author: Timothy L. Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135513082

Category: History

Page: 206

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This book explores the authorities of Puritan Massachusetts balanced concern for the stability of the colony and the integrity of its Puritan mission with the hopes of reconciling dissidents back into the colonial community.
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Women Workers on Strike

Narratives of Southern Women Unionists

Author: Roxanne Newton

Publisher: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

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Gender, class, and culture merge in the lived experiences of women on strike in the South. This book examines women unionists’ life histories through the lens of narrative analysis, interpreting their multiple perspectives as four coherent discourse communities: social activists, union feminists, women martyrs, and women whose identities are defined by their work in non-traditional fields.
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America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
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