Second Red Scare

Negroes and the Crisis of Capitalism in the U.S. - W.E.B. Du Bois

An article on the state of the domestic US economy and the beginning of moving manufacturing to the South. Mainly focuses on the issues facing the black workers. It's conclusion contains some unqualified praise of the Soviet Union and the Peoples Republic of China.

1946: The Great Hawai'i' Sugar Strike

In 1946 sugar plantation workers across the islands of Hawaii from all ethnic backgrounds shutdown the entire plantation system in the states first multi-ethnic industrial strike.

1949: Hawaii Longshoreman Strike

Longshoremen in Hawaii were paid less than other longshoreman in the United States. They struck to get an equal pay rate, and were out for 177 days.

Alternative Vol. 3, No. 1 (April-May 1950)

The Vol. 3, No. 1 (April-May 1950) issue of Alternative, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from 1948-1951 and focusing on pacifist viewpoints.

Prophets of deceit: a study of the techniques of the American agitator - Leo Löwenthal & Norbert Guterman

Part of the 'Studies in Prejudice' series sponsored by the American Jewish Committee in the 1940s/50s. Löwenthal and Guterman's 1949 text provides a detailed study of the figure of the right-wing demagogue and their techniques, with an introduction by Max Horkheimer.

Resistance Vol. 10, No. 1 (July 1952)

The Vol. 10, No. 1 (July 1952) issue of Resistance, an anarchist publication produced out of New York.

1970 oral history interview with Ernest DeMaio

DeMaio and supporters gather at the Chicago Federal Building in 1952 to protest

An oral history interview conducted with Ernest DeMaio, one of the founders of the United Electrical and Radio Workers Union (UE).

“They teamed up with the police and the Klan:” Jack O’Dell on red baiting in the National Maritime Union

Brief account by Jack O’Dell of the CIO's 'Operation Dixie', a strategy to organize the American South, failing due to anti-communist purges and raids in the union federation.

Oral history of Ernest DeMaio, head of the United Electrical Workers Midwest District 11

Ernest DeMaio, photo taken by Bud Shultz

Oral history of Ernest DeMaio, from his early radicalizing experience of the First Red Scare to facing repression and harassment during the Second Red Scare.

The ordeal of the Loyalty Test: Arthur Drayton

An account from Arthur Drayton, a black postal worker and unionist who faced repression for his membership in a a Communist Party USA-affiliated insurance, mutual benefit and fraternal organization.