Jeffrey A. Johnson
Jeff Johnson is a Professor of History and the Director of the Graduate Program at Providence College — where he teaches courses on the Gilded Age/Progressive Era, labor history, and the American West. He is the author of They Are All Red Out Here: Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925 (The University of Oklahoma Press, 2008), editor of Reforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era (ABC-Clio, 2017) and The 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing: Anarchists and Terrorism in Progressive Era America (Routledge, 2018).
AboutThe 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing: Anarchists and Terrorism in Progressive Era America
This book places the 1916 San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing within the broader context of American radicalism and isolationism during the Progressive Era. A concise narrative and key primary documents offer readers an introduction to this episode of domestic violence and the subsequent, sensationalized trial that followed. The dubious conviction of a local labor organizer raised serious questions about political extremism, pluralistic ideals, and liberty in the United States that continue to resonate in the twenty-first century.
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