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Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

John P. Enyeart


Death to Fascism focuses on how social justice immigrant activist Louis Adamic went from being a Slovenian peasant to leading a coalition that included black intellectuals and journalists, working-class militants, ethnic community activists, novelists, and radicals who made antifascism the dominant US political culture from the mid-1930s through 1948. By championing racial and ethnic equality, workers’ rights, and anticolonialism, Adamic and his fellow antifascists helped to transform the US understanding of democracy. From the 1920s through his death in 1951, Adamic became a celebrity because ... More

Keywords: Louis Adamic, immigrants, nativism, antifascism, anticommunism, anticolonialism, immigrant activism, cultural pluralism, South Slav immigrants, Slovenians, progressive politics, narratives as politics, diasporic politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042508
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John P. Enyeart, author
Bucknell University