Blog Archives

Hitler’s American Friends: Charles Lindbergh and ‘America First’

Charles Lindbergh

by Bradley W. Hart On September 11, 1941, one of America’s most famous celebrities took to a stage before a raucous crowd in Des Moines, Iowa. This was famed aviator Charles Lindbergh—nicknamed Lucky Lindy—addressing a crowd of America First supporters

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Modern History

Hitler’s American Friends: Henry Ford and Nazism

image of henry ford

by Bradley W. Hart Over the past century, Ford has become one of the most iconic American brands, from its line of pickup trucks to the Mustang. The company’s first car, the Model T, broke ground and helped create the

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Modern History

Who Was Father Charles Coughlin?

by Bradley W. Hart In November 1938, one of America’s most famous radio personalities took to the airwaves on a Sunday afternoon, as he had done for years. Unlike the talk shows of later years, this host would not be

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Modern History

Who Was William Dudley Pelley and the Silver Legion?

william dudley pelley

by Bradley Hart In 1933, a former Hollywood screenwriter-turned-mystic named William Dudley Pelley made a startling public announcement. During a trance four years earlier, Pelley claimed, he had received some startling news from his spiritual contacts. The world was about

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Modern History

Who Was Fritz Kuhn and the German American Bund?

fritz kuhn bund rally

by Bradley W. Hart On the Fourth of July, 1937, a group of Americans gathered in the town of Yaphank, Long Island, to celebrate the country’s birthday. Many of the traditional elements of Americana were present, including picnic baskets, beer,

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Modern History

The History Reader Newsletter