The USA 1945-1959
From the Cold War, to Beats, throught the 1950s - sites/documents/video relating to the the domestic development of the USA in 15 years after World War Two.
Critical Thinking On The Past: A number of the sources here relate to the period of domestic political tension sometimes called the ‘Second Red Scare’ and sometimes called ‘McCarthyism’. It is worth critically engaging with those terms: were Harry Truman’s anti communist measures ‘McCarthyite’? If so, why do we use a term deriving from a Republican Senator? If not, can we explain the difference between the actions of the state in investigating Communists and the Senator for Wisconsin in claiming the presence of Communists in government? Think critically about whether there is a difference and what evidence you can utilise to make that case.