This article published in the Kansas City Star claims that Pottawatomie County is the most disloyal county in Kansas. The article claims that the reason for such widespread disloyalty is the fact that the majority of the residents of Pottawatomie County are Germans or of German descent. In addition, the article details the actions, both legal and illegal, taken to try and make any disloyalists comply.
Creator: Kansas City Star
Date: June 9, 1918
This article can be used to help students understand the situation in Pottawatomie County, Kansas during World War I. In particular, the article can be used to give students a sense of the scale and the type of the reactions generated in response to those considered disloyal.
KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I
Item Number: 213516
Call Number: K 341.3, Clipp., v.1, p. 1-123, Espionage, sedition, etc.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213516
Collections - Library
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1877-1930 (Kansas_Benchmark 1) - German Americans (Indicator 7) - Discrimination
Date - 1910s - 1918
Military - Wars - World War I - Homefront
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
People - European Americans - Germans
Places - Cities and towns - Fostoria
Places - Cities and towns - Onaga
Places - Counties - Pottawatomie
Thematic Time Period - World War I, 1914 - 1919
Type of Material - Newspapers - Clippings