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Anti-communism in American life since the Second World War (Forums in history)

James V. Compton

Anti-communism in American life since the Second World War (Forums in history)

by James V. Compton

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Published by Forum Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 1945-,
  • Politics and government,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11227900M
    ISBN 100882730355
    ISBN 109780882730356
    OCLC/WorldCa1560018

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies.

      Anti-Communism in Twentieth-Century America: A Critical History provides a panoramic perspective of the types of anti-communists in the United States between 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 : After the end of World War II, the United States went through many changes. Most of the changes were for the better, but some had an adverse effect on certain population centers. Many programs, agencies and policies were created to transform American society and government. One of the greatest transformations to American society was the mass.

      The second Red Scare refers to the fear of communism that permeated American politics, culture, and society from the late s through the s, during the opening phases of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. This episode of political repression lasted longer and was more pervasive than the Red Scare that followed the Bolshevik Revolution and World War I. Popularly known as “McCarthyism Cited by: 1. The first book we will read is John Steinbeck's In Dubious Battle, an account of the efforts of a group of Communists to organize a strike among migratory workers in California in the s.. Next, we will read Richard Wright's autobiographical American of Native Son, one of the great American novels, Wright was a Party member in the s and remained a fellow traveler into the.


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Physics World Numerous books have dealt with the deleterious effects the post-World War II 'red scare' had on American life, but American Science in an Age of Anxiety is the first to provide a comprehensive history of how it affected scientists and science policy.

The book presents a stark, often disturbing picture of lives ruined and principles compromised/5(2). Anti-communists who fervently sought to eradicate the threat of communism considered the agreement reached between Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and U.S.

President Franklin Roosevelt towards the end of World War II to be a betrayal of the free world. In his opinion, the `European civil war' did not begin in with the fall of the ancient imperial and dynastic order, the outbreak of a world war, the brutalization of political life in the old continent and the opening of a new cycle of revolutions and counter-revolutions that finally led to the modern totalitarianism.

From Publishers Weekly. Lewy writes that the American Communist Party, now a small sect, is as doctrinaire today as it was in the s when it claimed nearlymembers and slavishly followed ever-changing directives from Moscow/5(4). By the end of the Second World War, every American past the age of 40 had been subjected to some 25 years of anti-communist radiation, the average incubation period needed to produce a malignancy.

Anti-communism had developed a life of its own, independent of its capitalist father. In part, Hart theorizes, it’s because the American story of World War II is such a powerful national narrative.

The United States, that narrative says, helped save the world. Rocked by Pearl Harbor, Americans stepped up to turn the tide for the Allies and thus solidified their nation’s place as a global superpower.

The Wall fell in The Soviets collapsed in Communism, it seems, is on its last legs in today’s 21st century world. But defenders of property and human liberty should always remain vigilant against totalitarian Leftism, which is why we’ve selected the top 5 anticommunist books ever written.

Delton, Jennifer A. Rethinking the s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal (Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, ), Pp. $/£ Because Dwight Eisenhower was the only Republican President between andit is naturally tempting to argue that his eight-year tenure in the White House () was a more conservative period compared to his.

The agencies of anti-communism in American civil society were easy to identify after the First World War, when they experienced a surge in recruitment. Organisations explicitly fighting for 'one hundred per cent Americanism' included the re-founded, reinvigorated Ku Klux Klan, which added anti-union and anti-communist activities to its.

The House of Un-American Activities Committee, also known as HUAC, targeted communists. The committee was first established in Post World War II and throughout the Cold War, the HUAC targeted people in the U.S., mainly in the entertainment industry.

They felt the people could be influenced by communism via radio and television. It’s very convenient to think of wars as having neat beginnings and endings but that’s rarely the case, especially World War II.

Perhaps you could describe for us continental Europe in the months and years immediately after VE Day in Maythe date when hostilities officially ended. The subject of The Anti-Communist Manifestos is four influential books that informed the great political struggle known as the Cold War: Darkness at Noon (), by Arthur Koestler, a Hungarian journalist and polymath intellectual; Out of the Night (), by Jan Valtin, a German sailor and labor agitator; I Chose Freedom (), by Victor /5.

Anti-communism is a political movement and ideology opposed to has been prominent in resistance movements against communism under socialist states governed by Marxist–Leninist communist parties throughout history. Organized anti-communism developed after the October Revolution in Russia and it reached global dimensions during the Cold War, when the United States.

Schrecker, a professor of history at Yeshiva University, has made the study of American anti-communism the focus of her career. She is the author of No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities () and The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History With Documents (). During its first two years of existence, the CPUSA functioned in secret, hidden from a surge of antiradical and anti-immigrant hysteria, investigations, deportations, and raids at the end of World War I.

The CPUSA began its public life inafter the panic subsided, but communism remained on the margins of American life until the s. World War II touched virtually every part of American life, even things so simple as the food people ate, the films they watched, and the music they listened to.

The war, especially the effort of the Allies to win it, was the subject of songs, movies, comic books, novels, artwork, comedy routines—every conceivable form of entertainment and Author: Marshallv.

In this sense at least, and from a conservative perspective, anti-communism does have a point. Since the end of World War II, the United States has intervened in every part of the globe to defeat revolutionary movements and to maintain a status quo favorable to its own purposes.

The Cold War Red Scare, McCarthyism, and Liberal Anti-Communism Joseph McCarthy, Republican Senator from Wisconsin, fueled fears during the early s that communism was rampant and growing. This intensified Cold War tensions felt by every segment of society, from government officials to ordinary American citizens.

Ironically, America’s mortal enemies since the Second World War were their most-important allies during the war, not Britain and certainly not France. It was the Russians who defeated the most Nazis and paid the highest price in destruction and. Best Answer: after ww2 american politics molded around anti communism.

people became extremely scared & began "commie huntin". mcarthyism was a big thing & reagan was a top commie hunter. they thought communists was going to infiltrate the government & they begab to try & weed out who were communists. Third, there appeared in the s and s, at the onset of the Cold War, a militant, evangelistic anti-Communism, shaped by a number of ex-Communists and other ex-radicals of the s.In the post-World War II era, Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee attempted to identify Communists in the government and elsewhere in American society Who led a "witch hunt" for Communist spies in the United States government during the early s?"Anti-Communism in Twentieth-Century America: A Critical History" provides a panoramic perspective of the types of anti-communists in the United States between 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.