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Red AppleCommunism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York$
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Phillip Deery

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823253685

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823253685.001.0001

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The Doctor

The Doctor

Edward Barsky

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Phillip Deery

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DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253685.003.0002

This chapter examines the political persecution of a prominent New York doctor, Edward Barsky, during his encounter with McCarthyism. Because of his refusal to surrender to the House Committee on Un-American Activities the records of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, which chaired and which grew out of his experiences in the Spanish civil war, Barsky was jailed and, subsequently, lost his licence to practice medicine.

Keywords:   Dr Edward Barsky, Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, McCarthyism, Political persecution, House Committee on Un-American Activities, Spanish civil war

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