Anti-communism in Twentieth-Century America: A Critical History
In the United States today, communism is an ideology or political movement that barely registers in the consciousness of our nation. Yet merely half a century ago, "communist" was a buzzword that every citizen in our nation was aware of—a term that connoted "traitor" and almost certainly a characterization that most Americans were afraid of.
Anti-Communism in Twentieth-Century America: A Critical History provides a panoramic perspective of the types of anti-communists in the United States between 1919 and the collapse of the Soviet Union. It explains the causes and exceptional nature of anti-communism in the United States, and divides it into eight discrete categories. This title then thoroughly examines the words and deeds of the various anti-Communists in each of these categories during the three "Red Scares" in the past century. The work concludes with an unapologetic assessment of domestic anti-communism. This book allows readers to more fully comprehend what the anti-communists meant with their rhetoric, and grasp their impact on the United States during the 20th century and beyond—for example, how anti-communism has reappeared as anti-terrorism.
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1 Official AntiCommunism 19191939
2 Unofficial AntiCommunism 19191939
3 The Second Red Scare 19391941
4 World War II
5 Official AntiCommunism 19451948
6 Official AntiCommunism 19491957
7 Institutional AntiCommunism 19451957
10 CivilLibertarian AntiCommunism 19451957
11 The Decline and Periodic Revivals of Domestic AntiCommunism
Can It Happen Again? Or Is AntiTerrorism the New AntiCommunism?
8 ExCommunist and Conservative AntiCommunism 19451957
9 Liberal and LeftofLiberal AntiCommunism 19451957