The spirit of the Red Scare (1917 to 1920)is beautifully encapsulated in this article by W.L. Whittlesey who condemned the Federal Government for having allowed any socialists to enter the country in the first place.
"The old transport Buford sailed the other day as a sort of Red Noah's Ark with a whole menagerie of misfits on board, nearly all bound for Russia."
(no mention was made as to the manner in which the evidence was secured nor was there any remark as to whether or not there was an appeal process).
Read about the films that were being made in order to assimilate the 1920s immigrants....
Click here to read about American Communists in the Thirties.
Read about the radio program that was produced by the WPA writers and actors branch in order to celebrate American diversity; click here.