Patriot Hearts: World War I Passion and Prejudice in a Minnesota County
While world war raged in Europe, an America divided by ethnic, political, and nationalist unrest struggled to come together. Nowhere were tensions greater than in Minnesota, then under the dictatorial control of a temporary seven-man commission—arrests for treason multiply, watchful secret agents are on duty, a U.S. Supreme Court justice condemns the state’s “policy of repression.” Patriot Hearts details the ongoing clashes between superpatriots and their rivals, the political left, pro-Germans, and those less than “100% American.” Readable, relevant, and carefully researched, this study supplies a fascinating supporting cast of radicals, seditionists, spies, firebrand farmers, profiteers, and provocateurs who combine to tell an extraordinary story of Minnesota’s home front during the stormy 1917–18 war years.
Contributor(s): Johnson, Frederick L (Author)
ISBN: 1546563555 EAN: 9781546563556
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pub Date: June 10, 2017