In 1950 Ruth W. Brown, librarian at the Bartlesville Public Library, was dismissed from her job after thirty years of exemplary service, ostensibly because she had circulated subversive materials. In truth, however, Brown was fired because she was active in a group affiliated with the Congress... read more
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1. "America's Ideal Family Center," Its Librarian, and Her Library
2. Hastening the Day
3. The Many Friends of Miss Brown
4. The Cleanup
5. "Fighting McCarthyism through Film": The Ruth Brown Episode According to Hollywood
6. "Only a Skirmish"
Epilogue. Telling the Ruth Brown Story: A Personal Journey
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