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Red Scare Racism and Cold War Black Radicalism

James Zeigler


A cultural rhetoric study of how the discourse of anticommunism has influenced the politics of race in the United States, this book observes that the Cold War Red Scare contributed to the end of state-sanctioned racial segregation in the American South but provided for the survival of systemic anti-black racism after the supposed death of Jim Crow. Describing the relationship between the Second Red Scare and the African American civil rights movement as a pernicious ambivalence that ultimately harmed the black freedom struggle, it demonstrates how the discourse of Cold War anticommunism worke ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Civil Rights, African American literature, Anticommunism, Cultural rhetoric studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781496802385
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496802385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Zeigler, author
University of Oklahoma