A Cartoonist Spoofs Anti-Communist Crusaders
This 1949 Herb Block cartoon highlights the dangers to civil liberty and intellectual freedoms many Americans saw posed by overzealous and anti-Communist crusaders in the early years of the Cold War. Such fears were not unfounded: during the postwar years, hundreds of elementary and high school teachers lost their jobs as a result of such investigations, which often involved "blacklists" compiled by anti-Communist groups and individuals.
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Creator | Herb Block
Item Type | Cartoon
Cite This document | Herb Block, “A Cartoonist Spoofs Anti-Communist Crusaders,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 18, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/634.