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State of DefianceChallenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties$
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Judith G. Poucher

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049939

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049939.001.0001

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State of Defiance

Judith G. Poucher

University Press of Florida

This chapter first first examines the Cold War fears that the Johns Committee exploited for nine years and the reasons it flourished in Florida after the height of McCarthyism had passed in the United States. After reviewing the gathering momentum of defiance that ended the Committee, the chapter briefly surveys examples of other American citizens who refused to relegate their conscience to their government. The chapter ends by analyzing the individual strengths of Hawkins, Perry, Diettrich, Mock and Fisher, which empowered their acts of conscience and helped to bring down the Committee.

Keywords:   Cold War, McCarthyism, Johns Committee

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