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The Resource Commonsense anticommunism: : labor and civil liberties between the world wars, Jennifer Luff

Commonsense anticommunism: : labor and civil liberties between the world wars, Jennifer Luff

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Commonsense anticommunism: : labor and civil liberties between the world wars
Title
Commonsense anticommunism:
Title remainder
labor and civil liberties between the world wars
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Jennifer Luff
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Language
eng
Summary
Between the Great War and Pearl Harbor, conservative labor leaders declared themselves America's "first line of defense" against Communism. In this surprising account, Jennifer Luff shows how the American Federation of Labor fanned popular anticommunism but defended Communists' civil liberties in the aftermath of the 1919 Red Scare. The AFL's "commonsense anticommunism," she argues, steered a middle course between the American Legion and the ACLU, helping to check campaigns for federal sedition laws. But in the 1930s, frustration with the New Dealorder led labor conservatives to redbait the Roosevelt administration and liberal unionists and abandon their reluctant civil libertarianism for red scare politics. That frustration contributed to the legal architecture of federal anticommunism that culminated with the McCarthyist fervor of the 1950s.Relying on untapped archival sources, Luff reveals how labor conservatives and the emerging civil liberties movement debated the proper role of the state in policing radicals and grappled with the challenges to the existing political order posed by Communist organizers. Surprising conclusions about familiar figures, like J. Edgar Hoover, and unfamiliar episodes, like a German plot to disrupt American munitions manufacture, make Luff's story a fresh retelling of the interwar years
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Midwest
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Luff, Jennifer
Dewey number
335.43097309041
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • American Federation of Labor
  • Communism
  • Anti-communist movements
  • United States
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adult
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Commonsense anticommunism: : labor and civil liberties between the world wars, Jennifer Luff
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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MWT11720317
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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9780807869895
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11720317
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remote
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11720317
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Commonsense anticommunism: : labor and civil liberties between the world wars, Jennifer Luff
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11720317
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807869895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11720317
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720317
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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