Reds Under the Bed: How Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32
By Lita-Rose Betcherman
Published by Bev Editions
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Published: July 25, 2012
Words: 109,035 (approximate)
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions. This story is an important lesson in human rights, regardless of ideology.
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions.
The interviews with participants, the descriptions of street fights, and contentious court trials, prompted the Globe and Mail to note: “Rarely has the ambiance of an epoch been evoked with such a range of color.” The Montreal Gazette called it, “A pungent and often rollicking account of panic, zealotry and high confusion in both the Left and Right.”
For its important lessons in human rights and the abuses of government power, Quill and Quire said it is “a powerful and disturbing book. ”
, human rights
, canadian history
, historical nonfiction
, communist international
, the red scare
, tim buck
, communist party of canada
, canadian labour movement
, js wordsworth
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