Being Red in Philadelphia: A Memoir of the McCarthy Era Sherman Labovitz

ISBN: 9780940159426

Published: October 1st 1997

Hardcover

165 pages


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Being Red in Philadelphia: A Memoir of the McCarthy Era  by  Sherman Labovitz

Being Red in Philadelphia: A Memoir of the McCarthy Era by Sherman Labovitz
October 1st 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 165 pages | ISBN: 9780940159426 | 6.58 Mb

In July 1953, nine Philadelphia men were arrested and charged with violating the Smith Act of 1940. At the time, this piece of legislation--which prohibits citizens from advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government by any means--was being used asMoreIn July 1953, nine Philadelphia men were arrested and charged with violating the Smith Act of 1940. At the time, this piece of legislation--which prohibits citizens from advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government by any means--was being used as the basis of Senator Joseph McCarthys campaign to expose and punish any behavior that could be construed as subversive or dangerous to the government.

McCarthy particularly took aim against avowed or suspected communists--and the nine men who were arrested that July were leaders of the Communist Party in Philadelphia. Now, for the first time, one of these men reveals the specific circumstances behind the arrests and details the criminal trial which contributed to the beginning of the end of McCarthyism.



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