HomeBy Cathy Davidson. This course examines the inter-relationship between the Cold War, the early Civil Rights movement, and the writing and censorship of African American writers from the mid-1940s to the early 1960s, with an emphasis on the McCarthy Era. By looking at a range of literary and theoretical texts, we will work to understand the relationship between a range of legal, political, and social conditions and the forms of Black protest and expression at that time. More...