THE ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1917 AND THE WAR AGAINST DISSENT

SILENCING THOMAS KERL

an historical novel by STEPHEN B. McCREA



Now available at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene and at the Museum of North Idaho.

SILENCING THOMAS KERL
An historical novel by Stephen B McCrea



Now available at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene and at the Museum of North Idaho.

This recounting of one man's life demonstrates how easily an individual's rights can be suppressed by the government.

This recounting of one man's life demonstrates how easily an individual's rights can be suppressed by the government.

This recounting of one man's life demonstrates how easily an individual's rights can be suppressed by the government. It gives insight into the reasons the United States became involved in the war and how federal propaganda efforts permeated all levels of society in the early twentieth century.

SILENCING THOMAS KERL

The decision of the United States to declare war against Germany in 1917 required a monumental effort by the government to ensure victory. The burgeoning industial and agricultural economy of the nation had already mobilized in support of Great Britain, France and the allied forces. Without support of the populace the war effort would fail. President Wilson's administration spent millions of dollars to make sure citizens would support the cause. In the course of doing so the voices of those opposed were silenced at the direction of the government.

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