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Insidious foes : the Axis Fifth Column and the American home front, Francis MacDonnell

Label
Insidious foes : the Axis Fifth Column and the American home front
Title
Insidious foes
Title remainder
the Axis Fifth Column and the American home front
Statement of responsibility
Francis MacDonnell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Francis MacDonnell examines the origins and consequences of America's Fifth Column panic and its manifestations in political and cultural life. He argues that conviction and expedience encouraged President Roosevelt, the FBI, Congressmen, Churchill's government, and Hollywood to legitimate and exacerbate Americans' fears. Gravely weakening the isolationists, fostering Congress's role in rooting out Un-American activities, and instigating the creation of the modern intelligence establishment, the Fifth Column scare did far more than sell movie tickets, comic books, and pulp fiction. Insidious Foes traces the panic from its foundation, as reasonable Americans saw the vulnerability of their open society to encroaching totalitarianism. Probing the intersections between domestic politics, popular culture, and foreign policy, MacDonnell provides a glimpse of a crucial moment in the history of American anxiety
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macdonnell Francis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Subversive activities
  • Espionage
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
Label
Insidious foes : the Axis Fifth Column and the American home front, Francis MacDonnell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • J. Edgar Hoover versus the Nazis
  • Prelude to the Fifth Column Scare: The Lessons of World War I
  • Dangerous Demagogues, Men on Horseback, and Native Fascists
  • The Opening Alarm: The Rumrich Spy Case
  • Other Fifth Columns: Italy, the Soviet Union, and Japan
  • "Perfidious Albion": Great Britain and the Fifth Column
  • The Fifth Column in Europe
  • Keeping the Panic Alive: German Propaganda, Espionage, and Sabotage in the United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt and the Fifth Column
Control code
31659322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195092684
Lccn
94044379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1688518
Label
Insidious foes : the Axis Fifth Column and the American home front, Francis MacDonnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • J. Edgar Hoover versus the Nazis
  • Prelude to the Fifth Column Scare: The Lessons of World War I
  • Dangerous Demagogues, Men on Horseback, and Native Fascists
  • The Opening Alarm: The Rumrich Spy Case
  • Other Fifth Columns: Italy, the Soviet Union, and Japan
  • "Perfidious Albion": Great Britain and the Fifth Column
  • The Fifth Column in Europe
  • Keeping the Panic Alive: German Propaganda, Espionage, and Sabotage in the United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt and the Fifth Column
Control code
31659322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195092684
Lccn
94044379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1688518

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