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(1946- 1989) Cold War


About McCarthyism
About McCarthyism includes key readings that trace the rise, fall, and ongoing legacy of Senator Joseph McCarthy, one of the most infamous personalities of the 1950s. 
Avalon Project: Cold War Primary Sources
Transcripts of significant Cold War documents, arranged by topic. Each transcription includes a citation to the original document. Site maintained by Yale Law School. 
Berlin Airlift
In 1948 the USSR blockaded West Berlin to force the Allies to handover the city to Russia. The U.S. and Britain responded with a daily airlift of supplies that eventually compelled Stalin to lift the blockade. The Truman Presidential Library retells the story with photographs, narratives, and important documents.
Cold War International History Project
Focused on integrating voices from former communist countries into the historical study of the Cold War. An initiative of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for scholars. 
Literature & Culture of the American 1950s
Includes a vast array of readings focusing on key people and events of the 1950s. Edited by Al Filreis, an author and professor affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.
McCarthy Hearings 1953-1954 - Transcripts
Transcripts published by the U.S. Senate. See the right sidebar for three articles that provide further context. 
The Cold War Museum
Online exhibits and timeline information published by the organization behind the planned Cold War Museum. 
The Presidency and the Cold War
Image-rich exhibit that divides the Cold War chronologically according to the sitting President. Explanatory text accompanies each image. from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 
The Sixties Project
Primary and secondary sources from the Cold War era, many focused on the Vietnam War. Maintained by the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.  
The Washington Post revisits Watergate in a multimedia study encompassing documents, a timeline, cartoons, biographies of key individuals, and the Post's award winning reporting.

Maintained by the staff of the Social Science & History Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library