By Robbie Lieberman, Clarence Lang
The unique essays during this booklet spotlight the damaging impression of McCarthyism at the African American Freedom stream. improving little-known tales of black radical activism, they problem the concept the chilly struggle was once, on stability, precious to the circulation. The ebook emphasizes what was once misplaced while anticommunism pressured the flow to submerge broader problems with fiscal justice, exertions rights, feminism, and peace. The authors illustrate the usually overlooked or understated human bills of the crimson Scare, targeting neighborhood and person tales that supply perception into higher nationwide and foreign trends.
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In the previous decade, movements for peace and freedom had begun to divide, as the role of the Left in both causes was limited by cold war anticommunism. Government propaganda, lists of subversive organizations, laws restricting free speech and association, and denial of the right to travel 18 ROBBIE LIEBERMAN had a significant impact on both the peace and civil rights movements and also had long-term consequences on the relationship between the two. By acknowledging the challenges to linking peace and freedom during the early years of the Cold War, we get a clearer picture, for instance, of why civil rights leaders were reluctant to speak out against the Vietnam War in the mid-1960s.
Accessed July 9, 2008. The Ingram case, depicted in the cover drawing by Charles White, is one of several cases of racial injustice from the early cold war era that are discussed at length in Horne, Communist Front? ” See Charles H. Martin, “Race, Gender, and Southern Justice: The Rosa Lee Ingram Case,” American Journal of Legal History 29 (July 1985): 251–168. David Caute, The Great Fear: The Anti-Communist Purge under Truman and Eisenhower (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978), 278. , Window on Freedom: Race, Civil Rights, and Foreign Affairs 1945–1988 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003).
Gordon goes on to say that at Bandung he learned “that the Africans and Asians had not forgiven the United States’ extending its domestic policy on its Negro citizens to Asia and Africa by testing your atom bomb on a colored people. Though you, the peppery and outspoken Harry S. Truman, don’t give a damn, many millions of others of us do. ”41 Gordon does not mince words in his column, either, where he links peace, freedom, and anticolonialism in provocative ways. ” In this piece Gordon criticizes the increasingly common use of the words “free world,” but he claims to be especially upset about their use by African Americans: “Nausea overcame me when the Baltimore AfroAmerican’s anonymous Washington correspondent .