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Red Scare: FBI and the Origins of Anticommunism in the United States, 1919-1943

Regin Schmidt
Format
Book
Published
Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen, 2000.
Language
English
Variant Title
FBI and the origins of anticommunism in the United States, 1919-1943
ISBN
8772895810
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: FBI and the Politics of Anticommunism 9
  • Literature on the FBI 10
  • Theories on the Development of the FBI's Political Role 14
  • Theses 18
  • Sources 20
  • 2. Origins of the Red Scare 24
  • 1919: The Revolution That Never Was 24
  • An Apathetic Opinion 28
  • Business Offensive 32
  • Patriotic Right 35
  • Sensationalistic Press 36
  • States Crack Down 38
  • "The Search for Order" 40
  • Bureau of Investigation and "the Administrative State" 43
  • Federalization of Political Surveillance 50
  • Controlling the Aliens 55
  • Betrayal of the Blacks 59
  • War Against Radical Labor 69
  • Wilson Administration and the Red Scare 72
  • 3. Bureau and the Red Scare 83
  • Bureau and the Drive for Bureaucratic Expansion 83
  • Personification of Social Unrest 86
  • Bureau Network and Political Associationalism 95
  • Bureau and the Patriotic Right 96
  • Bridgman Affair 102
  • Centralia Massacre 105
  • Destruction of the World War Veterans 109
  • Following the Federal Lead: The Bureau and the States 115
  • Bureau and the Lusk Committee 123
  • 4. Constructing the Red Scare 126
  • Assessing the Revolutionary Danger: The Seattle General Strike 126
  • Publicizing the Revolutionary Danger: The Overman Committee 136
  • Keeping the Files Up to Date 146
  • "The Anarchist Fighters": The Bombscare of 1919 148
  • Financing the Red Scare: The Bureau and the Congress 152
  • Organizing the Red Scare 158
  • 5. 1919: Containing the Social Unrest 167
  • "The Government is Watching" 167
  • Defending the Racial Order 179
  • Red Summer of 1919 183
  • Surveillance of Black Radicals 195
  • Strikebreaking 204
  • Protecting the National Economy 212
  • Boston Police Strike 216
  • Steel Strike 218
  • Coal Strike 227
  • Surveillance of Organized Labor 234
  • 6. Palmer Raids: Deporting Political Ideas 236
  • Poindexter Resolution 237
  • Origins of the Deportation Campaign 244
  • "A Vigorous and Comprehensive Campaign" 251
  • Bureau Crusade: Banishing Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman 257
  • Rounding Up the Usual Suspects: The URW Raids 262
  • Publicizing the Radical Menace 271
  • Sedition Bill 276
  • "To Protect the Government's Interests" 278
  • Destroying Communism in America: The January 1920 Raids 290
  • 7. Decline and fall of the Red Scare 300
  • Labor Department Insurrection 301
  • Bureau Strikes Back 308
  • In Defense of Civil Liberties 312
  • Congress Investigates 313
  • Bureau Oversteps the Line 317
  • 8. Aftermath: The FBI and Presidential Politics 324
  • End of Political Surveillance 324
  • Bureau and the Origins of Presidential Intelligence, 1921-33 331
  • FDR, the New Deal and the FBI: The Threat From the Right 340
  • Dies Committee, 1938-43 349
  • A "Suicide Squad" Against the Fifth Column 355
  • Conclusion: The FBI and Political Surveillance: From the Red Scare to the Cold War 361
  • Question About the Nature of the Communist Threat 361
  • FBI and the Federalization of Political Surveillance, 1919-43 362
  • FBI and the Second Red Scare 365
  • "The Most Dangerous Agency in the Country" 368.
Description
391 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
  • English revision of thesis (Ph. D.)--Univ. of Copenhagen, 1995.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 370-388) and index.
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