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Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Ann Hagedorn

Book Description  Written with the sweep of an epic novel and grounded in extensive research into contemporary documents,Savage Peaceis a striking portrait of American democracy under stress. It is the surprising story of America in the year … see full wiki

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Author: Ann Hagedorn
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
2 reviews about Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America,...
review by . September 18, 2008
History of America in 1919 focusing on the problems of racism, lynching, government oppression of free speech, the "Red scare", and labor unrest, strains too hard to parable-ize the story for post 9/11 America. Focus is on government failures and over zealousness, without a bigger-picture view of the real concerns that drove those mistakes.    Hagedorn's story is best when it focuses on the very real disconnect between sacrifices made by African-American in World War I and the …
review by . June 27, 2007
Just when you think that you know a bit about all of American history, a book such as this comes along and greatly adds to your knowledge. If you accept the author's point of view, 1919 may have been one of the scariest years in our nation's history. This excellent work goes into great detail about many things that happened during that year, in particular how the returning black soldiers determined not to once again accept "their place" as assigned to them by the white race, particularly in the …
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