The Amerasia Spy Case: Prelude to McCarthyism

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1996 - History - 266 pages
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The Amerasia affair was the first of the great spy cases of the postwar era. In June 1945, six people associated with the magazine Amerasia were arrested by the FBI and accused of espionage on behalf of the Chinese Communists. But only two,
 

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THE AMERASIA SPY CASE: Prelude to McCarthyism

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Intriguing account of an all but forgotten episode in Cold War history, by two leading scholars of the period. In February 1945, acting on a tip, the head of the South Asia division of the Office of ... Read full review

Contents

The China Hands
11
The FBI Meets the Conspirators
28
Leaks and Espionage at the State Department
56
Wiretaps Arrests and Prosecution
81
Corcoran for the Defense
109
Coverup
136
Senator McCarthy and the Tydings Committee
162
Endgame
203
Notes
221
Bibliographical Essay
247
Index
251
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Ronald Radosh is Senior Olin Professor of History at Adelphi University.

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