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In Search of Common Ground

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1930s, many individuals and organizations argued that a defining feature of American life was the ability of people of diverse origins to live together harmoniously. Such assessments were ... More


“Unity within Diversity”: Intimacies and Public Discourses of Race and Ethnicity

Matthew M. Briones

in Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691129488
eISBN:
9781400842216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how Kikuchi shrewdly understood that cultivating a relationship with a figure as influential as Louis Adamic could only help his future career and long-term interest in ... More


Smrt Fašizmu, Svoboda Narodu!: The Life of a Diasporic Leader, 1939–45

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 focuses on Louis Adamic’s diasporic politics during World War II. He organized groups of South Slavic ethnics to pressure the US government and citizenry to support Josip Broz Tito’s ... More


Modernism and Exile: The Origins of Louis Adamic’s Politics, 1898–1932

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 examines how Louis Adamic used the paradox of immigrants providing the labor to make the United States the wealthiest nation on earth while receiving mostly misery in return. The xenophobes ... More


Anticommunists and Death Narratives

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 focuses on how anticommunists used Adamic’s death, which the coroner ruled a suicide, to claim that Stalin murdered him. Anticommunists collectively constructed a version of his life ... More


Liberating “Shadow” America: Antifascism, Pluralism, and Democracy, 1932–39

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 traces Louis Adamic’s emergence as a leader in the antifascist vanguard. By the mid-1930s, Adamic proclaimed that the United States was ripe for fascist exploitation and pointed to the ... More


“Peace as a World Race Problem”: The Anti-imperialist in an Anticommunist World, 1944–48

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of World War II, Louis Adamic joined other antifascists in arguing that although the Axis Powers would be defeated, its fascist ethic would live on. A true democratic victory included ... More


Introduction

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction provides an overview of the book, defines key concepts, and introduces readers to this once famous now forgotten author.


Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

John P. Enyeart

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Death to Fascism focuses on how social justice immigrant activist Louis Adamic went from being a Slovenian peasant to leading a coalition that included black intellectuals and journalists, ... More


Epilogue: Antifascism Today

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue connects discussions of antifascism today to Adamic, including Antifa. It points to the Black Lives Matter movement as building on the legacy of antifascism. It also highlights the fact ... More


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