The McCarthy Subcommittee: A Case Study

Faculty Sponsor

Christoph Schiessl

Final Abstract for URS Program

On March 10-11, 1954, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation chaired by Sen. Joseph McCarthy heard the case of an Army employee named Annie Lee Moss who was accused of being a Communist subvert. Using primary sources from the W. Stuart Symington Papers supplemented with academic journals, I briefly describe the background of the major players of the hearings, the arguments made by each of these players, how the hearings transpired, and the case's aftermath.

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type