The Cold War at Home: The Red Scare in Pennsylvania, 1945-1960 (Hardback)Philip Jenkins (author)
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Among Jenkins's most provocative findings is the revelation that, although their absolute numbers were not large, Communists were very well positioned in crucial Pennsylvania regions and constituencies, particularly in labor unions, the educational system, and major ethnic organizations. Instead of focusing on Pennsylvania's right-wing politicians (the sort represented nationally by Senator Joseph McCarthy), Jenkins emphasizes the anti-Communist activities of liberal politicians, labor leaders, and ethnic community figures who were terrified of Communist encroachments on their respective power bases. He also stresses the deep roots of the state's militant anti-Communism, which can be traced back at least into the 1930s.
|Examines the full range of anti-Communist activities during the Cold War period in Pennslvania, a state where Communists were well positioned in crucial regions and constituencies.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 24 mm
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