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Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Stacy Braukman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039824
eISBN:
9780813043166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039824.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is about a state legislative committee that originated as a tool of massive resistance in Florida, but, through its investigations of gay and lesbian teachers, indecent literature, and ... More


Cruising and Boundary Crossing

Jerry T. Watkins III

in Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056913
eISBN:
9780813053684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056913.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The ability to travel, sometimes moving across boundaries of race and class, characterizes male cruising for sex along the Redneck Riviera at midcentury. Access to cars, busses, and boats coupled ... More


Frankfurter’s Departure, a Near-Decision in Gibson, and the Era’s End: (October Term 1961)

Robert M. Lichtman

in The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037009
eISBN:
9780252094125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037009.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions during its October 1961 term. The number of decisions in “Communist” cases dropped sharply—only three signed decisions compared to fifteen in ... More


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