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Comic Concierge – Why Captain America #1 is More Political than You Realize


#Comics #CaptainAmerica #History

Captain America turns 80 this year and what better time to look back at his very first issue. But in order to do that properly, we need to put this issue in a historical context.

Resources:
Comic Zine
https://comiczine-fa.com/features/flying-the-flag-the-superpatriots-of-the-early-1940s

-The Slings & Arrows Comics Guide
Fighting America
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_American
-https://anightatthegarden.com/

Henry Ford –
https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-resources/popular-topics/henry-ford-and-anti-semitism-a-complex-story

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/henryford-antisemitism/

America First
-https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/still-america-first/
-https://www.cfr.org/blog/history-lessons-america-first-committee-forms
-https://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1643.html

Flying Tigers
-https://www.historynet.com/american-volunteer-group-claire-l-chennault-and-the-flying-tigers.htm

The Fifth Column
https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1940/08/25/96932000.html?pdf_redirect=true&site=false

Richard W. Steele, Free Speech in the Good War (St. Martin’s Press, 1999, 75-6 – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03612759.1999.10527713

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Dan Clark

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