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Author Martelle, Scott, 1958-

Title The Fear Within : Spies, Commies and American Democracy on Trial
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (317 pages)
Contents Fear, and Howard Smith's law -- From spies to speeches -- A sudden and violent storm -- The judge, and the mood -- Battle lines and battle scars -- The trial opens -- Deserters and spies -- Stool pigeons and turncoats -- The defense -- The Peekskill Riots -- Guilty -- In the wind -- Hollow vindication
Summary Sixty years ago political divisions in the United States ran even deeper than today. The Fear Within takes aim at one pivotal moment of that era: July 20, 1948 when FBI agents began rounding up twelve men whom the government believed posed a grave threat-the leadership of the Communist Party-USA. Scott Martelle's story is a compelling look at how American society, both general and political, reacts to stress and clamps down in times of crisis on the very beliefs it holds dear: the freedoms of speech and political belief
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dennis, Eugene, 1905-1961 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
United States. Alien Registration Act, 1940.
Communist Party of the United States of America -- History.
Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communist Trial, New York, N.Y., 1949.
Communist trials -- United States.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
Genre/Form History.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010021010
ISBN 0813550920 (electronic bk.)
9780813550923 (electronic bk.)