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Schrecker, Ellen : Yeshiva University
Ellen Schrecker is professor of history at Yeshiva University, where she has taught since 1987. Widely recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on McCarthyism, she has published many books and articles on the subject including Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998), a Choice "Outstanding Academic Book, 1998," and No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities (1986), winner of the History of Education Society's Outstanding Book Award for 1987. The recipient of fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the National Humanities Center, she has taught at Harvard and Princeton. Since 1998 she has also been the editor of Academe, the magazine of the American Association of University Professors.
Preface to the Second Edition
PART ONE. THE AGE OF MCCARTHYISM
1.The American Communist Party
2.The Growth of the Anti-Communist Network
3.Communism and National Security: The Menace Emerges
4.The State Steps In: Setting the Anti-Communist Agenda
5.Communists in Government and the Big Spy Cases
7.The Loyalty-Security Program
8.The Assault on the Communist Party
9.The Destruction of the Communist Fronts and Unions
10.Congressional Committees and Unfriendly Witnesses
11.Red-Baiting and Careerism: Joseph McCarthy at Work
12.Congressional Investigations and the "Loss" of China
13. Anticommunism at the State and Local Levels
14. Blacklists and Other Economic Sanctions
15. Liberals and the Struggle against McCarthyism
16.The Legacy of McCarthyism
PART TWO. THE DOCUMENTS
1.The World of American Communism: Party Members Talk about Their Experiences
Howard Johnson, A Communist in Harlem
David Friedman, A New York City Schoolteacher in the Party
Marge Frantz, A Longtime Woman Activist in the Party
Rose Krysak, A Rank-and-File Communist in the 1950s
2.From the Communist Party's Perspective: William Z. Foster Looks at the World in 1947
William Z. Foster, The New Europe
3.The Communist Menace: An American Legion View
James F. O'Neil, How You Can Fight Communism
4.To Quarantine Communism: J. Edgar Hoover Speaks to the American People
J. Edgar Hoover, Testimony Before HUAC, March 26, 1947
5.Communist Spies in the State Department: The Emergence of the Hiss Case
Washington KGB, Telegram to Moscow, March 30, 1945
Whittaker Chambers, Testimony Before HUAC, August 3, 1948
Alger Hiss, Testimony Before HUAC, August 5, 1948
Whittaker Chambers, Testimony Before HUAC, August 7, 1948
Alger Hiss, Testimony Before HUAC, August 16, 1948
Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss, Testimony Before HUAC, August 17, 1948
Whittaker Chambers, Statement to the FBI, December 3, 1948
6.Atomic Espionage and the Rosenberg Case
Klaus Fuchs, Confession to William Skardon, January 27, 1950
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 12, 1944
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 14, 1944
New York KGB, Telegram to Moscow, November 27, 1944
Office Memorandum on Julius Rosenberg, July 17, 1950
J. Edgar Hoover, Memorandum to the Attorney General, July 19, 1950
Judge Irving Kaufman, Sentencing of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg April 5, 1951
Ethel Rosenberg, Letter to Julius Rosenberg, February 26, 1952
Julius Rosenberg, Letter to Ethel Rosenberg, May 31, 1953
7.The Truman Administration Deals with the Communist Menace: The 1947 Loyalty-Security Program
Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9835, March 21, 1947
8.A Political Test for Employment: The Loyalty-Security Program in Operation
The Federal Loyalty-Security Program: Case 1
The Federal Loyalty-Security Program: Case 2
9.Guilt by Designation: The Attorney General's List
The Attorney General's List of Totalitarian, Fascist, Communist,
Subversive, and Other Organizations
10. Communism in Court: Excerpts from the 1949 Smith Act Trial of the Communist
Party's Eleven Top Leaders
John F.X. McGohey, Opening Statement on Behalf of the Government, March 21, 1949
Eugene Dennis, Opening Statement on Behalf of the Communist Party, March 21, 1949
Louis Budenz, Testimony, March 1949
11.Outlawing the Communist Party: The Supreme Court Upholds the Smith Act
Chief Justice Fred Vinson, Majority Opinion in Dennis et al. v. United States
Justice Hugo Black, Dissenting Opinion in Dennis et al. v. United States
12.A Liberal Opposes Anti-Communist Legislation: Truman Vetoes the Internal
Security Act of 1950
Harry S. Truman, Veto of the Internal Security Act of 1950
13.Purging the Labor Movement: The CIO Expels Its Left-Wing Unions
Resolution on Expulsion of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers Of America
14.The Dilemma of an Unfriendly Witness: Lillian Hellman Takes the Fifth Amendment
Lillian Hellman, Letter to HUAC, May 19, 1952
15. "Are You Now...?" HUAC Investigates Hollywood
John Howard Lawson, Testimony before HUAC, October 27, 1947
Richard Lardner, Jr., Testimony before HUAC, October 30, 1947
16."I Have in My Hand...": Senator Joseph McCarthy Charges That There Are Communists in the State Department
Senator Joseph McCarthy, Speech at Wheeling, West Virginia
17.The Hollywood Blacklist Begins: Studio Heads Fire the Hollywood Ten
The Waldorf Statement, December 3, 1947
18.The Blacklisters' Bible: Red Channels
Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television, 1950
19.The Blacklist in Operation: Testimony from the John Henry Falk Trial
David Susskind, Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE
Mark Goodson, Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE
Kim Hunter, Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE
Everett Sloan, Testimony in Faulk v. AWARE
20.Unfriendly Witnesses and Their Lawyers: The HUAC Testimony of Robert Treuhaft
Robert Treuhaft, Testimony before HUAC, December 3, 1953
21.Heresy and Conspiracy: A Cold War Liberal View of the Communist Threat
Sidney Hook, Heresy, Yes -- But Conspiracy, No
22.A Liberal Deplores the Witch-Hunt: Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas on
"The Black Silence of Fear"
William O. Douglas, The Black Silence of Fear
Chronology of McCarthyism
Interpreting McCarthyism: A Bibliographical Essay
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