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A Time of Fear: America in the Era of Red Scares and Cold War



by
Albert Marrin

Edition
Library edition with trade jacket added
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Knopf
ISBN
9780525644309
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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion , Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
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In twentieth century America, no power—and no threat—loomed larger than the communist superpower of the Soviet Union. America saw in the dreams of the Soviet Union the overthrow of the US government, and the end of democracy and freedom. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of the United States attempted to use deep economic and racial disparities in American culture to win over members and sympathizers.

From the miscarriage of justice in the Scotsboro Boys case, to the tragedy of the Rosenbergs to the theatrics of the Hollywood Ten to the menace of the Joseph McCarthy and his war hearings, Albert Marrin examines a unique time in American history…and explores both how some Americans were lured by the ideals of communism without understanding its reality and how fear of communist infiltration at times caused us to undermine our most deeply held values. The questions he raises ask: What is worth fighting for? And what are you willing to sacrifice to keep it?List of abbreviations. Notes. Selected sources. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions. 

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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion , Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

320

Trim Size

9 3/10" x 8"

Dewey

973.9

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1120L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2021

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography

Topics

Soviet Union. Russia. War. History. Politics. Twentieth-century US history. Communism. Cold War (1947–1991), US–Soviet Union relations. Joseph Stalin (1878–1953). Joseph McCarthy (1908–1957). Julius Rosenberg (1918–1953). Ethel Rosenberg (1915–1953).

 

 


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