Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919 by Ann Hagedorn
Published by Simon and Schuster on April 10th 2007
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, Modern
Len's Summary: History of a tumultuous year: lynchings, race riots, the recrudescence of the Klu Klux Klan, widespread labor unrest, anarchist bombings, the first Red Scare, prohibition, thousands of returning Doughboys looking for work and the abrupt end of the reformist Progressive Era. The author, a staffer at the Wall Street Journal reviews the unruly and often politically repressive aftermath of the “War to End All Wars.”
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