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The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Landon R. Y. Storrs


The loyalty investigations triggered by the Red Scare of the 1940s and 1950s marginalized many talented women and men who had entered government service during the Great Depression seeking to promote social democracy as a means to economic reform. Their influence over New Deal policymaking and their alliances with progressive labor and consumer movements elicited a powerful reaction from conservatives, who accused them of being subversives. This book draws on newly declassified records of the federal employee loyalty program—created in response to fears that Communists were infiltrating the U. ... More

Keywords: Red Scare, social democracy, economic reform, New Deal policymaking, disloyalty, noncommunist leftist, loyalty defendant, American welfare state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691153964
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Landon R. Y. Storrs, author
University of Texas