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Allan L. Damon

Allan L. Damon was a teacher of American Studies at Horace Greeley High School and a Contributing Editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE. Mr. Damon authored The Great Red Scare in 1968.

Articles by this Author

The Facts Behind the Current Controversy Over Immigration
The Cabinet, April 1976 | Vol. 27, No. 3
Lobbies, August 1975 | Vol. 26, No. 5
The filibuster has played a key role in the enactment of federal law since 1789, but is rarely used outside the U.S. Senate.
George Washington wouldn't believe it
Veto, February 1974 | Vol. 25, No. 2
Amnesty, October 1973 | Vol. 24, No. 6
Impoundment, December 1973 | Vol. 25, No. 1
In reprisal for a Tory atrocity, Washington ordered the hanging of a captive British officer chosen by lot. He was nineteen.
In 1919 the U.S. Attorney General swooped down on a alleged Bolshevik revolutionaries and deported them by the boatload. For a while he was a national hero; he dreamed of the White House. But then…