Alger Hiss indicted for treason (39 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Context

On 15 December, Alger Hiss was found guilty in U.S. of perjury in concealing membership of Communist Party, after denying he had passed secret documents to Whittaker Chambers for transmission to a Communist spy ring. Hiss was convicted 21 January 1950.

Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Alger Hiss indicted for treason". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5629, accessed 08 December 2016.]