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The Resource Cold war Canada : the making of a national insecurity state, 1945-1957, Reg Whitaker and Gary Marcuse

Cold war Canada : the making of a national insecurity state, 1945-1957, Reg Whitaker and Gary Marcuse

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Cold war Canada : the making of a national insecurity state, 1945-1957
Title
Cold war Canada
Title remainder
the making of a national insecurity state, 1945-1957
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Reg Whitaker and Gary Marcuse
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Canadians might expect that a history of Canada's participation in the Cold War would be a self-congratulatory exercise in documenting the liberality and moderation of Canada set against the rapacious purges of the McCarthy era in the United States. Though Reg Whitaker and Gary Marcuse agree that there is some evidence for Canadian moderation, they argue that the smug Canadian self-image is exaggerated
  • Cold War Canada digs past the official moderation and uncovers a systematic state-sponsored repression of communists and the Left, directed at civil servants, scientists, trade unionists, and political activists. Unlike the United States, Canada's purges were shrouded in secrecy imposed by the government and avidly supported by the RCMP security service. Whitaker and Marcuse manage to reconstruct several of the significant anti-communist campaigns. Using declassified documents, interviews, and extensive archival sources, the authors reconstruct the Gouzenko spy scandal, trace the growth of security screening of civil servants, and re-examine purges in the National Film Board and the trade unions, attacks on peace activist James G. Endicott, and the trials of Canadian diplomat Herbert Norman
  • Based on these examples Whitaker and Marcuse outline the creation of Canada's Cold War policy, the emergence of the new security state, and the alignment of Canada with the United States in the global Cold War. They demonstrate that Canada did take a different approach towards the threat of communism, but argue that the secret repression and silent purges used to stifle dissent and debate about Canada's own role in the Cold War had a chilling effect on the practice of liberal democracy and undermined Canadian political and economic sovereignty
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digitized
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OCLCE
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1943-
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Whitaker, Reginald
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Marcuse, Gary
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  • Canada
  • National security
  • Cold War
  • Canada
  • Guerre froide
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • National security
  • Politics and government
  • Canada
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Kanada
  • Koude Oorlog
  • Anticommunisme
  • Geschichte 1945-1957
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Cold war Canada : the making of a national insecurity state, 1945-1957, Reg Whitaker and Gary Marcuse
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-490) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction. 1. Never Again! From World War to Cold War -- pt. 2. The Gouzenko Affair. 2. Gouzenko Concealed: Spies and Atomic Politics. 3. Gouzenko Revealed: Spy Chases and Witch-hunts. 4. Gouzenko -- the Aftermath: Scientists under Surveillance -- pt. 3. Canada in a Cold War World. 5. The Russians, the Americans, and Us: Cold War Foreign Policy. 6. Stand on Guard: In Defence of Canada -- pt. 4. The Cold War in Ottawa. 7. Security Screening Civil Servants. 8. The Dog That Never Barked: Anti-Communist Legislation. 9. The Antagonists: Cops versus Commies. 10. 'Freda to the Professor through Grierson': The Persecution of a Film Maker. 11. 'A Communist Nest': Witch-hunt at the NFB -- pt. 5. The Cold War in Canadian Society. 12. The Debate That Never Was: Selling the Cold War. 13. The Cold War in the Provinces. 14. Labour's Cold War (I): Communists and Unions, 1945-1949. 15. Labour's Cold War (II): Purging the Trades and Labour Congress, 1949-1955
Control code
ocn649957199
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 511 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442673045
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5311n
Publisher number
420782
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649957199
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Cold war Canada : the making of a national insecurity state, 1945-1957, Reg Whitaker and Gary Marcuse
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-490) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction. 1. Never Again! From World War to Cold War -- pt. 2. The Gouzenko Affair. 2. Gouzenko Concealed: Spies and Atomic Politics. 3. Gouzenko Revealed: Spy Chases and Witch-hunts. 4. Gouzenko -- the Aftermath: Scientists under Surveillance -- pt. 3. Canada in a Cold War World. 5. The Russians, the Americans, and Us: Cold War Foreign Policy. 6. Stand on Guard: In Defence of Canada -- pt. 4. The Cold War in Ottawa. 7. Security Screening Civil Servants. 8. The Dog That Never Barked: Anti-Communist Legislation. 9. The Antagonists: Cops versus Commies. 10. 'Freda to the Professor through Grierson': The Persecution of a Film Maker. 11. 'A Communist Nest': Witch-hunt at the NFB -- pt. 5. The Cold War in Canadian Society. 12. The Debate That Never Was: Selling the Cold War. 13. The Cold War in the Provinces. 14. Labour's Cold War (I): Communists and Unions, 1945-1949. 15. Labour's Cold War (II): Purging the Trades and Labour Congress, 1949-1955
Control code
ocn649957199
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 511 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442673045
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5311n
Publisher number
420782
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649957199
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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