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Riassunto: On November 18, 1954, Junius Irving Scales, the Communist Party district organizer for the upper South, was arrested on a quiet Memphis street by FBI agents. Charged with violation of the Smith Act of 1940, Scales spent the next six years ensnared in a legal system that was in thrall to a daunting force: McCarthyism. Scales?s case twice reached the U.S. Supreme Court; ultimately, his lower-court guilty verdict was upheld. Scales served fifteen months in Lewisburg Penitentiary before his six-year sentence was commuted by President Kennedy in 1962.
Cause at Heart follows Scales from his privileged southern upbringing through the awakening of his social conscience, his civil- and labor- rights work for the Party across the South, his arrest and trials, his disillusionment with the Party, and his time in prison. Even behind bars Scales refused to cooperate with his prosecutors, to “name names.? In their foreword, Vernon Burton and James Barrett draw chilling parallels between the Smith Act, the legal grounds on which Scales was convicted, and contemporary restrictions on individual rights such as the Patriot Act. Today, as it did sixty-plus years ago, “Congress has radically expanded the description of what constitutes a threat to the U.S. government.?
L'autore: Junius Irving Scales (1920-2002) was a Communist Party member for eighteen years. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Scales lived in New York after his release from prison. Richard Nickson, a close friend of Scales for more than fifty years, is a professor emeritus of English at William Paterson University of New Jersey.
Titolo: Cause at Heart: A Former Communist Remembers
Casa editrice: Univ of Georgia Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1987
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr, 1987. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP11880809
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr, 1987. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP12299638
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0820308900I5N00
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Light wear. Light interior markings. Codice libro della libreria BOOK-6065-00003
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808203089064.0
Descrizione libro The University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, 1987. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG-: Light gray and black spine with red and black text: DJ has general shelfwear, some small creases on spine, some scuff marks: Boards are strong and clean with mild general shelfwear, front paste down has sticker residue: Textblock is clean and pages are free of markings, folds and tears: First Edition: 427 pp. Rockville. Codice libro della libreria 7-24-1267648
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr March 1987, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used - Like New. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Like new. Codice libro della libreria 205632
Descrizione libro University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A., 1987. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Slightly cocked with tight binding and hinges. Bright text pages with several indentations left by paper clips used as page markers. Signed by author with inscription on title page. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep. Rear endpaper has pencilled writing. Cloth over boards is edge rubbed with wear at corner tips. DJ edgeworn, with laminate beginning to separate at top and bottom edges and creasing on flaps.; Autobiography of Junius Irving Scales (1920-2002) , Greensboro, North Carolina-born American radical who became the first and only individual arrested in the United States, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to prison solely for being a member of the Communist Party under the Smith Act of 1940. Signed by Scales with inscription.; 9.25" (23.5 cm) tall; 427 pages; Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 4670009
Descrizione libro The University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1987. Hard Cover. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Large octavo, xxxv + 426pp., mono. illustrations. Some light smudging at text block edges, minimal wear at dustwrapper. A very good copy. Codice libro della libreria 33322
Descrizione libro Univ of Georgia Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0820308900 gray cloth red lettering dust jacket 427 pp. Codice libro della libreria 41039