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Author Martelle, Scott

Title The Fear Within : Spies, Commies and American Democracy on Trial
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2011


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
Dennis, Eugene, 1905-1961
Communist Party of the United States of America -- History
United States. Alien Registration Act, 1940.
Communist Party of the United States of America
SUBJECT Alien Registration Act, 1940 (United States) fast
Subject Communist Trial, New York, N.Y., 1949.
Communist trials -- United States
Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- United States
Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
LAW -- Criminal Law -- General.
Anti-communist movements
Communist trials
Politics and government
Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
New York (State) -- New York
United States
Genre/Form Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813550923