Video: American Women, Christian Politics, and the Long Red Scare

November 7, 2013
Amanda Izzo
Amanda Izzo

Amanda Izzo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and WSRP Research Associate, recently talked about her study of the YMCA, particularly its liberal Christianity and how it was impacted by anti-Communist movements in twentieth century America. She also explored the role of the influential Maryknoll sisters.

Watch the full video or selected clips below.

Full video

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Izzo discusses how McCarthy-era anti-Communists targeted the YWCA.

Part 3: Izzo talks about post-McCarthy anti-Communist assaults on the YWCA.

Part 4: Izzo discusses how the YWCA muted some of its political content in the second half of the twentieth century.

Part 5: Q&A