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A time of fear : America in the era of red scares and Cold War / Albert Marrin.

Marrin, Albert, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library YA 973.9 MAR 000161200 Teen Corner -- New Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525644293
  • ISBN: 0525644296
  • ISBN: 9780525644309
  • ISBN: 052564430X
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
A Borzoi Book.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references (pages 283-291) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Lenin's journey -- Frightened victors -- True believers: a party like none other -- Black comrades awaken! -- The Party and Stalin's war -- Nightmare years -- Of atomic bombs and spies -- The Rosenberg spy ring -- A little list: Joe McCarthy investigates -- Epilogue: Brutal fantasies.
Summary, etc.:
In twentieth century America, no threat loomed larger than the communist superpower of the Soviet Union. The Communist Party of the United States attempted to use deep economic and racial disparities in American culture to win over members and sympathizers. Marrin shows how the miscarriage of justice in the Scottsboro Boys case, the tragedy of the Rosenbergs, and the menace of the Joseph McCarthy and his war hearings lured many Americans to the ideals of communism-- without understanding its reality. He shows how fear of communist infiltration at times caused us to undermine our most deeply held values. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Communist Party of the United States of America > History > Juvenile literature.
Communist Party of the United States of America.
Communism > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Anti-communist movements > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Cold War > Juvenile literature.
Anti-communist movements > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > History > 1933-1945.
United States > History > 1945-1953.
Politics and government.
Anti-communist movements.
Communism.
United States > Politics and government > 1933-1945 > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > 1933-1945 > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > 1945-1953 > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > 1945- > Juvenile literature.
United States.
Genre: Young adult literature.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
History.
Young adult nonfiction.
Instructional and educational works.