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The Resource Spider web : the birth of American anticommunism, Nick Fischer

Spider web : the birth of American anticommunism, Nick Fischer

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Spider web : the birth of American anticommunism
Title
Spider web
Title remainder
the birth of American anticommunism
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Nick Fischer
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Language
eng
Summary
"The McCarthy-era witch hunts marked the culmination of an anticommunist crusade launched after the First World War. With Bolshevism triumphant in Russia and public discontent shaking the United States, conservatives at every level of government and business created a network dedicated to sweeping away the 'spider web' of radicalism they saw threatening the nation. In this groundbreaking study, Nick Fischer shines a light on right-wing activities during the interwar period. Conservatives, eager to dispel communism's appeal to the working class, railed against a supposed Soviet-directed conspiracy composed of socialists, trade unions, peace and civil liberties groups, feminists, liberals, aliens, and Jews. Their rhetoric and power made for devastating weapons in their systematic war for control of the country against progressive causes. But, as Fischer shows, the term spider web far more accurately described the anticommunist movement than it did the makeup and operations of international communism. Fischer details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how its ongoing efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite Fifties--and augured the conservative backlash that would one day transform American politics"--
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Fischer, Nick,
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Myth
  • Propaganda
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Myth
  • Politics and government
  • Propaganda
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Spider web : the birth of American anticommunism, Nick Fischer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Origins of American Anticommunism, ca. 1860-1917 -- Chapter 2. The First World War and the Origins of the Red Scare -- Chapter 3. Here Come the Bolsheviks! : The Russian Revolution and the Red Scare -- Chapter 4. The Spider Web Chart -- Chapter 5. Mapping a Political Network : The Anticommunist Spider Web -- Chapter 6. John Bond Trevor, Radicals, Eugenics, and Immigration -- Chapter 7. Jacob Spolansky : The Rise of the Career Anticommunist Spook -- Chapter 8. The Better America Federation and Big Business's War on Labor -- Chapter 9. Political Repression and Culture War -- Chapter 10. Anticommunism and Political Terror -- Chapter 11. The Mythology of Anticommunism -- Chapter 12. Antidemocracy and Authoritarianism -- Conclusion: Legacies of the Spider Web -- Afterword
Control code
926062534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780252040023
Lccn
2016003063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926062534
Label
Spider web : the birth of American anticommunism, Nick Fischer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Origins of American Anticommunism, ca. 1860-1917 -- Chapter 2. The First World War and the Origins of the Red Scare -- Chapter 3. Here Come the Bolsheviks! : The Russian Revolution and the Red Scare -- Chapter 4. The Spider Web Chart -- Chapter 5. Mapping a Political Network : The Anticommunist Spider Web -- Chapter 6. John Bond Trevor, Radicals, Eugenics, and Immigration -- Chapter 7. Jacob Spolansky : The Rise of the Career Anticommunist Spook -- Chapter 8. The Better America Federation and Big Business's War on Labor -- Chapter 9. Political Repression and Culture War -- Chapter 10. Anticommunism and Political Terror -- Chapter 11. The Mythology of Anticommunism -- Chapter 12. Antidemocracy and Authoritarianism -- Conclusion: Legacies of the Spider Web -- Afterword
Control code
926062534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780252040023
Lccn
2016003063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926062534

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