Hitler's American friends : the Third Reich's supporters in the United States / Bradley W. Hart.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First editionDescription: 296 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
- Third Reich's supporters in the United States
- Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Public opinion
- German American Bund -- History
- National socialism -- Public opinion
- Fascism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Antisemitism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
- Germany -- Foreign public opinion, American -- History -- 20th century
- United States -- Relations -- Germany
- Germany -- Relations -- United States
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Includes bibliographical references (pages --283) and index.
The Bund -- The Silver Legion and the chief -- The religious right -- The senators -- The businessmen -- The students -- America First! -- The spies.
"A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II. Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular truth behind this warm nostalgia: until the attack on Pearl Harbor, America was deeply, dangerously divided. Bradley W. Hart's Hitler's American Friends exposes the homegrown antagonists who sought to protect and promote Hitler, leave Europeans (and especially European Jews) to fend for themselves, and elevate the Nazi regime. Some of these friends were Americans of German heritage who joined the Bund, whose leadership dreamed of installing a stateside Fuhrer. Some were as bizarre and hair-raising as the Silver Shirt Legion, run by an eccentric who claimed that Hitler fulfilled a religious prophesy. Some were Midwestern Catholics like Father Charles Coughlin, an early right-wing radio star who broadcast anti-Semitic tirades. They were even members of Congress who used their franking privilege--sending mail at cost to American taxpayers--to distribute German propaganda. And celebrity pilot Charles Lindbergh ended up speaking for them all at the America First Committee. We try to tell ourselves it couldn't happen here, but Americans are not immune to the lure of fascism. Hitler's American Friends is a powerful look at how the forces of evil manipulate ordinary people, how we stepped back from the ledge, and the disturbing ease with which we could return to it."-- Provided by publisher.