The Palmer Raids, Part 1


A. Mitchell Palmer  Photo by Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images
A. Mitchell Palmer Photo by Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

After WWI, there was a great deal of social unrest in the United States. Additionally, there was a fear that Communist revolutionaries would try to take over the country. Adding fuel to the fear were two bomb plots in 1919.

Topics in this Podcast: subtweeting the election, 20th century, palmer raids, red scare, communism, American history, bombings, red scares, figurative witch hunts, U.S. history