Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Death to Fascism

Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

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ISBN10: 0252084322 ISBN13: 9780252084324 Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr Published: Jun 30 2019 Pages: 216 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

"The project aims to recover the story, work, and influence of Slovenian immigrant and influential author Louis Adamic. Between the mid-1920s and his death in 1951, Adamic published thirteen books and over 500 articles in magazines such as The Nation, Harper's and the Saturday Evening Post. Crowds filled venues across the U.S. to hear him speak. High school teachers and college professors assigned his work in their courses, he won major fellowships and book awards, he consulted with Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, and he even succeeded in shaping American foreign policy through his activism for Slavic issues. The story of Adamic points to and revives the many narratives that got overwritten as the grand narrative of the Cold War dominated history: resistance to fascism, transnationalism, and immigrant identity, to name a few. And there's even a mystery surrounding Adamic's death--suicide or murder? Alas, it will remain unsolved, but it points to the importance of the man and his work. Adamic helps us make sense of the importance of transnationalism in a period of massive immigration, labor upheaval, and confrontations between entrenched political interests"--

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