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Loyalty and Liberty – American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Loyalty and Liberty: American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era

Alex Goodall


This book offers the first comprehensive account of the politics of countersubversion in the United States prior to the McCarthy era. The book traces the course of American countersubversion over the first half of the twentieth century, culminating in the rise of McCarthyism and the Cold War. This sweeping study explores how anti-subversive fervor was dampened in the 1920s in response to the excesses of World War I, transformed by the politics of antifascism in the Depression era, and rekindled in opposition to Roosevelt's ambitious New Deal policies in the later 1930s and 1940s. Varied intere ... More

Keywords: American countersubversion, McCarthyism, Cold War, anti-subversion, antifascism, Depression era, World War I, radicalism, American life

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038037
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038037.001.0001


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Alex Goodall, author

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