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Prairie Fire: A Footnote to Contemporary History
American Bar Association Journal
Vol. 38, No. 11 (November 1952), pp. 911-914, 972-975
Published by: American Bar Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25718215
Page Count: 8
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Mr. Raymond tells the story of a strange and colorful figure who believed that the Great Depression of the thirties was the beginning of the Communist Revolution in America. Ella Reeve Ware Cohen Omholt, who assumed the name "Bloor" and became "Mother Bloor" to the members of the Communist Party in the United States, remained loyal all her life to the Communist creed in the face of the facts and in spite of what was apparently a genuine devotion to her country. This account of her trial for unlawful assembly reveals something of the workings of the Communist mind and more than a little of the fundamental justice of American law, which gave her a fair trial and a mild sentence—a result which perhaps thwarted her desire to become a martyr to the Revolution that existed only in her mind.
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