Tag: Red Scare

Uta Hagen: Actor, Teacher, Author, and Human Rights Advocate

Uta Thyra Hagen (June 12th, 1919 – January 14, 2004) had one of the longest and most impressive acting careers in American theater. Her work was expansive and dynamic, shaping a generation of emerging actors in the mid-to-late 20th century. …

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Espionage and Sedition Acts Roil Downtown Radicals

The Espionage Act was passed on June 15th, 1917, shortly after the United States entered World War I in April of that year. Its goals included limiting interference with recruitment efforts and preventing the support of enemies of United States during …

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This Day in History: The Rosenbergs are Convicted

The following is an updated re-posting originally authored by Dana Schulz. It was on this date in 1951 that the infamous Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of espionage.  The Jewish-American Communists, along with Soviet spy Morton Sobell, were accused …

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