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Alger Hiss and the battle for history

Title
Alger Hiss and the battle for history [electronic resource] / Susan Jacoby.
ISBN
0300121334
0300155840
1441645608
9780300121339
9780300155846
9781441645609
Published
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 256 pages).
Local Notes
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Summary
Books on Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss abound, as countless scholars have labored to uncover the facts behind Chambers's shocking accusation before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the summer of 1948, that Alger Hiss, a former rising star in the State Department, had been a Communist and engaged in espionage. In this work, the author turns her attention to the Hiss case, including his trial and imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror of shifting American political views and passions.
Variant and related titles
EBSCOhost eBook collection, Yale University Press.
Other formats
Print version: Jacoby, Susan, 1945- Alger Hiss and the battle for history. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2009
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 14, 2019
Series
Icons of America.
[Icons of America]
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-242) and index.
Contents
Passions as prologue
The eye of the hurricane, 1948-1950
Competing narratives and public amnesia, 1950-1965
The best of times, the worst of times, 1970-1980
The rise of the right and the Cold War at twilight, 1980-1992
The enemy vanishes, 1992-2008
Passions as epilogue.
Genre/Form
Biography.
History.
Citation

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