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Red Scare

Red Scare
Right-Wing Hysteria, Fifties Fanaticism, and Their Legacy in Texas

Winner of the Texas State Historical Association Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, this authoritative study of red-baiting in Texas reveals that what began as a coalition against communism became a fierce power struggle between conservative and liberal politics.

February 2014
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$24.95
418 pages | 6 x 9 |
ISBN: 
978-0-292-75855-1
Description: 

Winner of the Texas State Historical Association Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, this authoritative study of red-baiting in Texas reveals that what began as a coalition against communism became a fierce power struggle between conservative and liberal politics.

Contents: 
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • 1. A Nervous New Civilization
  • 2. Voices from the Left
  • 3. Fear and Money
  • 4. Red Scare Activists Organize
  • 5. The Red Scare Begins
  • 6. The Red Scare and the Schools
  • 7. The Victim Is a Symbol: The George W. Ebey Affair
  • 8. “Oveta Doesn’t Brook Back-Talk”
  • 9. Demagogues in Austin: McCarthy at San Jacinto
  • 10. Bertie and the Board
  • 11. Conclusion: Beyond the Red Scare
  • Essay on Sources
  • Notes
  • Index
Author: 

Don E. Carleton is Executive Director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds the university’s J. R. Parten Chair in the Archives of American History. Carleton has published eight books, including Conversations with Cronkite, and he was executive producer of the award-winning PBS documentary When I Rise.

Reviews: 

““Red Scare was first published in 1985. Its message is very important in this day of groups thinking others are unpatriotic and wanting to do away with traditional values. Differing opinions do not mean others are un-American and the book makes that point very well.””
Jerry Turner