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Death to FascismLouis Adamic's Fight for Democracy$
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John P. Enyeart

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042508

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.001.0001

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Smrt Fašizmu, Svoboda Narodu!

Smrt Fašizmu, Svoboda Narodu!

The Life of a Diasporic Leader, 1939–45

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(p.71) 3 Smrt Fašizmu, Svoboda Narodu!
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Death to Fascism
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John P. Enyeart

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0004

Chapter 3 focuses on Louis Adamic’s diasporic politics during World War II. He organized groups of South Slavic ethnics to pressure the US government and citizenry to support Josip Broz Tito’s simultaneous fights against Yugoslavia’s Axis invaders and Serbian Chetniks seeking to reinstall the monarchy. Tito convinced Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs to join the Partisans by resurrecting the promise of Yugoslavism—the idea that South Slavs could create a nation of ethnic and political equals. Adamic saw Tito’s fight against fascists and monarchists as revolutionary pluralism. In addition to the Partisan inspiration, the persistence of Jim Crow, Japanese internment, race riots, and Allied Powers unwillingness to reject colonialism convinced Adamic to argue that only a transnational antifascist alliance could kill fascism and spreading democracy globally.

Keywords:   Louis Adamic, immigrants, Yugoslavism, Yugoslavia, South Slavs, Josip Broz Tito, fascism, antifascism, World War II, Axis, Allies, diaspora, Partisans, United Committee of South Slavic Americans, Henry Wallace, South Slavs Two-Way Passage, Japanese internment, democracy

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