Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Jerold Simmons
The fear of communism in America, known popularly as the “Red Scare,” has historically been a driving force in the initiation of legislation and policies designed to limit the influence of the Communist Party in America. During the apex of the Red Scare, the years 1945 to 1953, a climate of fear descended on the nation as communist, suspected communist, New Deal liberals and other members of the political left were chastised, blacklisted and prosecuted for alleged disloyalty to the American people.
Bullock, Ray Steve, "Covering the Red Scare: The Omaha World-Herald and issues related to domestic communism, 1945-1953" (1996). Student Work. 3138.