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The Resource Teaching anticommunism : Fred Schwarz and American postwar conservatism, Hubert Villeneuve

Teaching anticommunism : Fred Schwarz and American postwar conservatism, Hubert Villeneuve

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Teaching anticommunism : Fred Schwarz and American postwar conservatism
Title
Teaching anticommunism
Title remainder
Fred Schwarz and American postwar conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Hubert Villeneuve
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Fred C. Schwarz (1913-2009) was an Australian-born medical doctor and evangelical preacher who settled in the United States in the early 1950s, where he founded the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade. His work as an anticommunist educator spanned five decades; his campaigns attracted large crowds, strengthened grassroots conservatism, and influenced political leaders. By the late 1950s, the Crusade had become one of the most important conservative organizations in America, turning numerous citizens into lifelong right-wing militants. In Teaching Anticommunism, Hubert Villeneuve sheds light on Schwarz's fascinating career and organization, which left a distinct mark on the United States and was also active internationally. Cold War anticommunism in the US consisted of more than the House Un-American Activities Committee and the campaign led by Senator Joseph McCarthy. Villeneuve shows that, by the early 1960s, Schwarz's Crusade was an integral part of a burgeoning American anticommunist subculture that united grassroots conservatives of all stripes. Its influence continued, paving the way for the development of the "New Right" that began in the 1970s. In addition to exploring the life and work of Schwarz, the book highlights the transnational dimension of US conservatism by outlining the Crusade's role in worldwide anticommunist networks that operated throughout the Cold War. Packed with unnerving evidence but leavened with humorous anecdotes and insights into a mercurial figure, Teaching Anticommunism provides a unique perspective on the evolution of the contemporary American right wing and its global connections."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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1979-
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Villeneuve, Hubert
Dewey number
320.52097309/045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
V55 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schwarz, Fred
  • Christian Anti-Communism Crusade
  • Conservatism
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Christians
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Christian Anti-Communism Crusade
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Christians
  • Conservatism
  • Right-wing extremists
  • United States
Label
Teaching anticommunism : Fred Schwarz and American postwar conservatism, Hubert Villeneuve
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Crusader's Tale -- Touching the Multitudes -- The CACC: Functioning, Clienteles, Status, and Global View -- "Operation Testimony" -- "We Could Reach Everyone in the World" -- The Changing Face of Anticommunism -- "The Triumphal Spirit of These Days": 1960-61 Success -- "Schwarz Stirs Them Up, Welch Signs Them Up": First Controversies -- High-Water Mark: August-December 1961 and Crusade Spinoffs -- World Ambitions -- Crusaders -- Troubled Times -- Resilience, Revival, and End
Control code
on1126216706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 461 pages
Isbn
9780228001867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Teaching anticommunism : Fred Schwarz and American postwar conservatism, Hubert Villeneuve
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
A Crusader's Tale -- Touching the Multitudes -- The CACC: Functioning, Clienteles, Status, and Global View -- "Operation Testimony" -- "We Could Reach Everyone in the World" -- The Changing Face of Anticommunism -- "The Triumphal Spirit of These Days": 1960-61 Success -- "Schwarz Stirs Them Up, Welch Signs Them Up": First Controversies -- High-Water Mark: August-December 1961 and Crusade Spinoffs -- World Ambitions -- Crusaders -- Troubled Times -- Resilience, Revival, and End
Control code
on1126216706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 461 pages
Isbn
9780228001867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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