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Engineering CommunismHow Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley

Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley

Steven T. Usdin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108743
eISBN:
9780300127959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108743.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of Joel Barr and Alfred Sarant, dedicated Communists and members of the Rosenberg spy ring, who stole information from the United States during World War II, which proved ... More

German Rocketeers in the Heart of DixieMaking Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Monique Laney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198034
eISBN:
9780300213454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This study focuses on the U.S. government-assisted integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small southern community soon after World War II. In 1950, Wernher von Braun and ... More

Global RulesAmerica, Britain and a Disordered World

Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World

James E Cronin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300151480
eISBN:
9780300210217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151480.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

World War II created and the Cold War sustained a ‘special relationship’ between America and Britain, and the terms on which that decades-long conflict ended would become the foundation of a new ... More

The Great Rent WarsNew York, 1917-1929

The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Robert M. Fogelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the fascinating but little-known story of the battles between landlords and tenants in the United State’s largest city, from 1917 through 1929. These conflicts were triggered by the ... More

The InformantThe FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo

The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo

Gary May

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106350
eISBN:
9780300129991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106350.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book reveals the untold story of the murder of Civil Rights worker Viola Liuzzo, shot to death by members of the violent Birmingham Ku Klux Klan at the end of Martin Luther King's historic ... More

Just WordsLillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America

Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America

Alan Ackerman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167122
eISBN:
9780300171808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167122.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In an appearance on The Dick Cavett Showin 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, “including ‘and’ and ‘the’.” Hellman immediately ... More

Planning DemocracyAgrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Jess Gilbert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Late in the 1930s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set up a national network of local organizations that joined farmers with public administrators, adult-educators, and social scientists. The aim ... More

Spy CapitalismITEK and the CIA

Spy Capitalism: ITEK and the CIA

Jonathan E. Lewis

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091922
eISBN:
9780300129052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091922.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What happens when the world of venture capitalism collides with the world of espionage? The answer lies inside the executive suite at Itek Corporation during the Cold War years from 1957 to 1965. ... More

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