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Red Herrings? The Fish Committee and Anti-Communism in the Early Depression Years

Goodall, A; (2014) Red Herrings? The Fish Committee and Anti-Communism in the Early Depression Years. In: Goldstein, RJ, (ed.) Little 'Red Scares': Anti-Communism and Political Repression in the United States, 1921-1946. Ashgate: Farnham, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The resolution creating the Fish Committee had initially been killed by the Rules Committee in March 1930. As the effects of the depression had become increasingly visible, society had polarized over the issue of political radicalism. Many of the antiradical groups that had emerged during and after World War One remained active and energetic, but were confronted by a growing civil liberties-based opposition. Pressure was building for the recognition of Soviet Russia: the United States was the last great power not to have established formal ties with the Communist regime. While anti-Communism was undoubtedly a deeply held commitment, then, there can be no doubt that it also offered a chance for an aspiring politician to attach his name to an issue in a way that would have offered clear advantages in any future bid for power within the Republican Party apparatus. Not all of the committee's claims were red herrings.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Red Herrings? The Fish Committee and Anti-Communism in the Early Depression Years
ISBN-13: 9781317104148
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781315592732
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315592732
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: History
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10072151
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