The Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism, and Fifties America
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Secret Agents by Marjorie Garber
Book DescriptionWhen the American Bar Association recreated the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on the fortieth anniversary of their execution, the jury acquitted the "mock Rosenbergs," finding that in today's courts they would not have been convicted of espionage. The 1950s trial of the Rosenbergs on charges of "Atomic Spying" and "stealing the secrets of the Atomic bomb" was a major event of Cold War America, galvanizing public opinion on all sides of the question. Secret Agents presents essays by lawyers, cultural critics, social historians and historians of science, as well as a reconsideration of the Rosenbergs by their younger son, Robert Meeropol. Secret Agents gives new resonance to a history we have for too long been willing to forget.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415911207
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marjorie Garber
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What is the role of the arts in American culture? Is art an essential element? If so, how should we support it? This book describes the history of patronage, and shows how patronage has elevated and damaged the arts in modern culture, and argues for the university as a serious patron of the arts.
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Contains essays, which show the outline of a Shakespeare, the effects, the ephemera, the clues and cues, welcome and unwelcome, out of which Shakespeare's admirers and dedicated scholars have pieced together a vision of the playwright, whether as sage, psychologist, lover, theatrical entrepreneur, or moral authority.
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Author Biography - Marjorie Garber
Marjorie Garber is Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies at Harvard University; she and Rebecca Walkowitz are also co-editors of Media Spectacles (Routledge 1993).
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