Hardcover. John Hoerr tells the story of three men - his uncle, Congressman Harry Davenport, union leader Tom Quinn, and Father Charles Owen Rice - whose lives became intertwined during .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 344 pages. 0.717. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: John Hoerr tells the story of three men—his uncle, Congressman Harry Davenport, union leader Tom Quinn, and Father Charles Owen Rice—whose lives became intertwined during the anti-Communist witch hunts of the McCarthy Era. The story helps illuminate one of the more repressive periods in American history, when thousands of Americans guilty only of enlisting in leftist causes were caught up in dragnets cast by overzealous Communist hunters on behalf of the House Un-American Activities Committee and other bodies. Much has been written about well-known cultural figures (the Hollywood Ten), and prominent writers (Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman) who contended with HUAC. Hoerr tells of mostly ordinary Americans who were largely unknown at the time, but whose stories are nonetheless remarkable.
Writing from personal experience with the title characters, as well as archival research, Hoerr recreates the events of the 1949 HUAC hearings, where rigged testimony by a few workers cast suspicion on their union brothers. The results would echo through the years, causing people to lose jobs, marriages, and self-respect. Hoerr traces the paths followed by Harry, Tom, and Father Rice and relates their individual experiences to the great conflict between anti-Communist and Communist forces in the American labor movement, leading to the eventual demise of the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations).
From the Back Cover: "John Hoerr has done a splendid job of recreating the atmosphere of the Red Scare, the damage it inflicted on many people's lives, the ruthless battles that divided the CIO in Allegheny County, and the profound and enduring impact of that epoch on the labor movement and on the nation's political life. Few other studies of the tumultuous early years of the Cold War provide the reader with such rich insights into the period's political and social changes as those offered by Harry, Tom, and Father Rice." --David Montgomery, Yale University
"In Harry, Tom, and Father Rice, John Hoerr turns his gaze to East Pittsburgh, the original home of Westinghouse Electric, to tell the story of his own Uncle Harry. Harry Davenport was elected to the U.S. Congress after World War II with the backing of the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE). He took office in 1949 just as a clash over Communists in the labor movement came to a climax. Father Charles Owen Rice, the popular, anti-Communist labor priest, was furiously attacking UE officials, including Harry Davenport's friend, Tom Quinn. Hoerr vividly depicts these rough times and the poignant story of his uncle, the embattled congressman scarcely known to the author when he was young." --Ronald Schatz, Wesleyan University
Título: Harry, Tom, and Father Rice: Accusation and ...
Año de publicación: 2005
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Descripción UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PRESS, United States, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>US History>20th Century>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978082294265802. Nº de ref. de la librería 17978082294265802
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Descripción University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005. Octavo; VG/VG; White spine with black and white photo of a group of people in suites, red and black text. DJ has general shelf wear, but no tears; Boards have rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock is clean, free of underlining/highlighting, half title page is signed by author; pp 311. Rockville. Nº de ref. de la librería 7-24-1254152
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