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Anti-Communist Censorship In The United States

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In the postwar united states, there was a huge anti communist sentiment caused by a fear of russian domination. Because of this, censorship became a part of life. Many politicians were accused of communist activities by one senator Joseph McCarthy and subsequently lost their positions. Organizations such as HUAC (House of Un-american Activities Committee) were responsible for the investigation of citizens who were accused of being involved in subversive activities. Among these citizens, were a group of screenwriters and directors and actors who were blacklisted in attempt to stifle their voice and end their careers. One such black listee was Dalton Trumbo, a member of the communist party, was tried for spreading subversive material and convicted
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