Cold War

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The Chilling Effects of the Cold War

If you were a child living in the United States during the mid- to late 1950s, mass media made it difficult, if not impossible, to avoid the paralyzing insecurity brought on by the Cold War. Explore the era through Time magazine covers.

Red Smears: A Legacy

Red Channels was the bible of the blacklist. It was the paperback book that contained the names and affiliations of American born and immigrant actors, directors, writers, and others in the movie, radio, and TV industries who admitted to, were suspected of, or were falsely accused of being members of the Communist Party. Not...