David K. Johnson, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government examines the little-discussed but wide-reaching effects of McCarthyism on the gay community.  Far more gas and lesbians were caught up in the Cold War witch hunt than other groups.  This book examines the policies, the twisted logic of those policies, and the efforts of gay activists to resist.

 

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Submitted by
Dr. Lou Martin
Chair, Department of History, Political Science, & International Studies
Chatham University