Peekskill Riots: An American Folk Revival Essay

  Leading up to the Civil rights congress benefit concert, Paul Robeson approached the House committee on unamerican activities to oppose a proposed bill that would require communists to register as foreign agents; the year proceeding Robeson had made the transformation from a primary singer to a civil rights activist, known for his domestic and … Continue reading Peekskill Riots: An American Folk Revival Essay

Fellow Traveler: An American Folk Revival Essay

The second red scare was a epidemic of paranoia that spread through all states of America; a seven year period of moral panic and political witch hunts under the era of McCarthyism. Senator Joseph McCarthy encouraged heavy right wing political correctness through anonymous and unfounded accusations of treason and subversion. While America first supported these … Continue reading Fellow Traveler: An American Folk Revival Essay