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The Resource An American Stand : Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972, Eric R. Crouse

An American Stand : Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972, Eric R. Crouse

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An American Stand : Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972
Title
An American Stand
Title remainder
Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972
Statement of responsibility
Eric R. Crouse
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Language
eng
Summary
Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman in American history elected to both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the first politician to take a public stand against McCarthyism, and the first woman of a major political party to run for president of the United States. An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972 explores her engagement with the "masculine" issue of national defense. An unyielding foe of global communism, this Republican senator was the first female Cold Warrior. During the Korean War, she voiced strident anticommunist rhetoric in her newspaper column. Her energetic support for nuclear superiority in the 1950's and 1960's caused Nikita Khrushchev to describe her as "Satan in the guise of a woman." In the face of growing opposition to America's involvement in Vietnam, Smith remained committed to a clear stand against violent communist expansion. This book examines the exposition of the communist "menace" and the Cold War as a fight between good and evil without sanitization of communist leaders' ruthless actions. For Smith and many others, America's fight against global communism, despite appalling sacrifices of lives and money, made sense because they believed that communism was a vicious, expansionist system with little respect for human life and freedom. --Book Jacket
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YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Crouse, Eric Robert
Dewey number
328.73/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E748.S667
LC item number
C76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Margaret Chase
  • United States
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Women legislators
  • United States
  • Maine
  • Maine
Label
An American Stand : Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972, Eric R. Crouse
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rise to political standing -- Red menace -- Korean War -- Nuclear credibility -- Vietnam War
Control code
ocn822018937
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 183 pages
Isbn
9780739181843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)822018937
Label
An American Stand : Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972, Eric R. Crouse
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rise to political standing -- Red menace -- Korean War -- Nuclear credibility -- Vietnam War
Control code
ocn822018937
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 183 pages
Isbn
9780739181843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)822018937

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