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Schrecker, Ellen

Overview
Works: 32 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 7,309 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: E743.5, 973.9
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Most widely held works about Ellen Schrecker
 
Most widely held works by Ellen Schrecker
Many are the crimes : McCarthyism in America by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McCarthy Era was a bad time for freedom in America. Encompassing far more than the brief career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, it was the most widespread episode of political repression in the history of the United States. In the name of national security, most Americans - liberal and conservative alike - supported the anticommunist crusade that ruined so many careers, marriages, even lives. However, despite the unfairness of their methods, the nation's most powerful anti-Communists in the FBI, the House Un-American Activities Committee, and elsewhere were generally accurate in their accusations. Most of the men and women who were charged in the McCarthy-era purges had been involved with the American Communist party. Now, in Many Are the Crimes, Ellen Schrecker gives us the first complete post-Cold War account of McCarthyism. Drawing on newly released FBI files, private papers, and interviews, Schrecker explains why McCarthyism happened and how it worked. She also assesses its long-term impact. From the dumbing-down of Hollywood and the decline of the labor movement to the war in Vietnam and the post-Watergate sleaziness of contemporary politics, McCarthyism has cast a heavy shadow over America's political and cultural life
The age of McCarthyism : a brief history with documents by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary history fills a long-standing need for a short yet comprehensive treatment of McCarthyism. The book is divided into two sections. The first is a compelling essay of about one-hundred pages in which the author discusses the origins and escalation of the anti-Communist campaign in the U.S. in the thirties and forties and how that campaign functioned and eventually sputtered to an end in the fifties. The second part of the book consists of twenty-two original documents - transcripts from congressional hearings, FBI reports, speeches, etc. - which illustrate the issues and events the author discusses in her essay. Also included in the volume is an extensive bibliographical essay on scholarly debates surrounding McCarthyism from the 1950s onward, a chronology, and photographs and cartoons from the period
No ivory tower : McCarthyism and the universities by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of McCarthyism on U.S. colleges are considered, with a focus on the response of administrators and faculty members to the anti-Communist furor of the 1940s and 1950s. Perspectives on McCarthyism as a political process are offered, along with an explanation of how it gained so much power. McCarthyism is seen as having two stages: the objectionable groups and individuals were identified; then, they were punished, usually by being fired. It is argued that U.S. colleges would not have purged their left-wing faculty members during the McCarthy era without pressures from outside. Chapters cover: the development of academic freedom, 1886-1918; academic Communists in the 1930s and 1940s; political repression of academic radicals, 1932-1942; the exclusion of Communists from academic life after World War ii; higher education's early response to congressional investigations and right-wing attacks; congressional committees, unfriendly witnesses, and the academic community; investigating committees and academic witnesses in the spring of 1953; academic committee and unfriendly witnesses; the quieter dismissals of left-wing teachers; the academic blacklist in operation; coping with the academic blacklist; and the failure of the academic profession to defend its members against the anti-Communist purges. (Sw)
Cold War triumphalism : the misuse of history after the fall of communism( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: "Liberals lie about Reagan's victory because when Reagan won the Cold War, he proved them wrong on everything they had done and said throughout the Cold War. It is their last defense to fifty years of treason."--Ann Coulter. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservatives have seized on the collapse of Communist states to argue more generally for the shortcomings of the Left. Having declared victory in the Cold War, the ideologues of the Right have turned to rewriting the history of that struggle, seeking to undo a generation of critical scholarship on America's rise to global dominance after World War II. In its stead, they have tried to install an unabashedly triumphalist account of the course of American history and foreign policy, which culminates in the unqualified defeat of alternatives to a capitalist, free-market, and U.S.-dominated world. Cold War Triumphalism assembles some of the nation's leading historians of U.S. foreign policy, American history, and the Cold War period, to counter and dissect this new virulent strain of right-wing dogma, exposing its historical and ideological roots in the political struggles of the Cold War period. At a time when the issue of America's role in the world is at the forefront-and when the Right has renewed its assault on progressive values-Cold War Triumphalism will be essential for an understanding of American political ideas in the twenty-first century
American inquisition : the era of McCarthyism by Ellen Schrecker( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McCarthyism is the longest and most widespread of political repression in American history. A basic understanding is established as to what occurred during the Cold War red scare of the late 1940's and 1950's. This issue is analyzed from the perspectives of victims and perpetrators. How such a politically repressive movement evolve in modern post-World War II America becomes the object of study
The lost soul of higher education : corporatization, the assault on academic freedom, and the end of the American university by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schrecker, the leading historian of the McCarthy-era witch hunts, examines both the key fronts in the present battles over higher ed, and their historical parallels in previous eras--offering a deeply-researched chronicle of the challenges to academic freedom, set against the rapidly changing structure of the academy itself
Regulating the intellectuals : perspectives on academic freedom in the 1980s( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Chiang's Szechwan cookbook by Jung-feng Chiang( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hired money : the French debt to the United States, 1917-1929 by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping in mind : the McCarthy era at the University of Michigan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about three faculty members--Clement Markert, Mark Nickerson, and Chandler Davis--forced to leave the University of Michigan because of alleged affiliations with the Communist Party
Friday, June 27, 2002( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The G8 hides from protesters in Canada and decides Africa's future ; Federal Court of Appeals declares Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional, rules 'One nation under God' violates separation of church and state ; The history of the Pledge: How it changed from a Socialist peace pledge to a patriotic of root out Communists in the McCarthy era."
Gerhart Eisler FOIA Files( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhart Eisler (1897-1968) was a journalist and prominent communist activist in Austria, Germany, the United States, and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). A political refugee from Europe, he arrived in the United States in 1941. In 1947 he was publicly accused of being an agent of the Soviet Union, and was charged and stood trial on separate charges of contempt of Congress (because he refused to be sworn in at a hearing before the U.S. Congress' House Un-American Activities Committee) and of perjury for misrepresenting his Communist Party affiliation on his immigration application. He was sentenced to one and three years in prison, but was released on bond. In May 1947 he jumped bail and fled the country, making his way to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), where he remained for the rest of his life. The materials in this collection are photocopies of original documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests made to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation for records pertaining to Eisler. They document the intense scrutiny and surveillance of Gerhard Eisler, his wife, and associates, by the United States government from the 1940s through the 1960s
Making of the west volume 2 + chapter 15 of the making of the west by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America a concise history 2nd edition+common sense+ era of franklin d by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Telling the story 2nd edition+ workbook 2nd edition+crisis coverage cd-rom by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America a concise history 2e + volume 2 + lyndon b. johnson and american : liberalism and age of by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America a concise history 2nd edition volume 2 + the era of franklin d. roosevelt + : the age of by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Civil liberties, academic freedom and consolidating corporate power by Ellen Schrecker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Politics and propaganda behind the British recognition of Czechoslovakia, 1914-1918 by Ellen Schrecker( )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making of the west volume 2 + sources of the making of the west volume 2 + by Ellen Schrecker( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Many are the crimes : McCarthyism in America
Alternative Names
Ellen Schrecker American historian

Ellen Schrecker Amerikaans historica

Ellen Schrecker amerikansk historikar

Ellen Schrecker amerikansk historiker

Ellen Schrecker historiadora estadounidense

Schrecker, Ellen

Schrecker, Ellen W.

Schrecker, Ellen Wolf

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English (122)

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The age of McCarthyism : a brief history with documentsCold War triumphalism : the misuse of history after the fall of communismThe lost soul of higher education : corporatization, the assault on academic freedom, and the end of the American universityRegulating the intellectuals : perspectives on academic freedom in the 1980s