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Congress and countersubversion in the 20th century : aspects and legacies

Title
Congress and countersubversion in the 20th century : aspects and legacies / David M. Durant.
ISBN
9781469677637
1469677636
9781469677644
Publication
[Greenville, North Carolina] : East Carolina University Academic Library Services, [2023]
Physical Description
xv, 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary
"The core of this book consists of essays originally posted on the blog of the Cold War and Internal Security (CWIS) Collection, belonging to Academic Library Services, East Carolina University. The end result is a collection of 24 self-contained chapters, organized into five chronological/topical sections, covering various aspects of the efforts of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and other 20th Century congressional committees investigating real or alleged subversion. These entries have been revised, updated, and merged as needed. There is also an introductory essay that explores the broader history of congressional countersubversive investigations. Each brief essay contains its own list of sources. The entries span a variety of topics from the birth of congressional countersubversive investigations in the First World War and aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution, all the way up to Russian election influence efforts in 2016-2020, and congressional investigations of white nationalism. Topics covered in-between include the origins of the House Un-American Activities Committee, the tragic injustice that was the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War Two, various aspects of McCarthyism and the Red Scare, especially the role of congressional committees such as HUAC, the 1960 Martin/Mitchell affair, the Black Panthers, and aspects of the broader Cold War espionage and political/information struggle. This volume is intended to provide an overview and guide to further research for students, members of the public, and professional scholars"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Congress and countersubversion in the twentieth century
Aspects and legacies
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 08, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
From Brewing to Brown Scare: 1917-1945. Beer, Subversion, and Bolsheviks: World War 1 and the First Investigative Committee ; The Left Embraces Countersubversion: The 1930s Brown Scare and the Growth of Countersubversion ; "Father of the Committee:" Rep. Samuel Dickstein and the Origins of HUAC ; "A Grave Injustice:" The Internment of Japanese-Americans, 1942-45
McCarthyism and Red Scare: 1946-1959. Source for the Blacklist: The Origins of Appendix IX ; HUAC Goes to Hollywood, Aspects of the Blacklist ; Jackie Robinson Testifies Before HUAC, 1949 ; New Evidence in the Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer ; "Have you left no sense of decency": The Army-McCarthy Hearings, 1954 ; Pete Seeger and HUAC, 1955 ; Paul Robeson Appears Before HUAC, 1956 ; "A Travesty Upon the Word 'Investigation:'" Mary Knowles and the Plymouth Meeting Controversy
The Decline of Countersubversion, 1960-77. The First NSA Defection: 1960 ; Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers
Espionage, Disinformation and Political Warfare in the Cold War. Active Measures ; The "Neighbors": The GRU in America, from "Ales" to "Fancy Bear" ; "False Alarm:" Communist Allegations of Biological Warfare in the Korean War ; "The Crime and the Lie:" The Katyn Forest Massacre, 1940 ; Congress Investigates the Katyn Forest Massacre, 1951-1952 ; Previewing the Film Katyn
Echoes and Legacies: Countersubversion and Disinformation from the Late Cold War to Present. Congress Investigates Right-Wing Extremism, From the 1960s to Present ; 1983: The Bombing of the U.S. Capitol ; Russian Interference in the 2016 Election ; Foreign Election Interference in 2020.
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