Cold War

ETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources, and Student Activities

Estes Kefauver

Key Words: Estes Kefauver, Communism, Red Scare, McCarthyism, Organized Crime

Cold War Additional Resources

Cold War Activities

McCarthyism Lesson Plan

Cold War Web Links


Excellent website from the BBC with articles on a variety of Cold War topics from British point of view

Air and Space 

Online exhibit from Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the Space Race


Article from Britannica on McCarthyism and Television

Living Room Candidate 

Amazing website with presidential campaign advertisements from 1952 to the present

Pop History 

Article on impact of Estes Keafauver’s televised hearings on organized crime

Estes Kefaver Primary Source Collection

Eisenhower Farewell Address (Military Industrial Complex)

John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

Cold War ETHS Articles

Cold War Era

Cansler, Sarah. “ ‘Stamp Out This Awful Cancer’: The Fear of Radicals, Atheists, and Modernism at the University of Tennessee in the 1920s.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 85 (2013): 48-69.

Hicks, Bobby Eugene. “The Great Objector: The Life and Public Career of Dr. John R. Neal.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 41 (1969): 33-66.

Klein, Milton M. “Academic Freedom at the University of Tennessee: The McCarthy Era.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 69 (1997): 62-83.

Weaver, Michael E. “Making a Difference: The Tennessee Air National Guard during the Berlin Crisis, 1961-1962.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 79 (2007): 1-19.