McCarthyism & Red Scare
Ethel Rosenberg in McCarthyism & Red Scare
Ethel Rosenberg (1915-1953) was a member of the Communist Party USA, executed in 1953 after being convicted under the Espionage Act for participating in a Soviet spy ring. Rosenberg's husband Julius was executed at the same time.
While many liberals and leftists long believed the Rosenbergs had been unjustly executed in a time of national anticommuist hysteria, we now know that Julius Rosenberg was, in fact, a Soviet spy, and that Ethel Rosenberg was at least privy to her husband's espionage activities.