USS Maine`s Baseball Team and the Spanish
... Recent research suggests that the explosion may have been an accident, involving a spontaneous
combustion fire in the coal bunker. Some conspiracy theorists have even suggested that
sensational journalist William Randolph Hearst may have set the explosion in order to precipitate a
While histori ...
Hugo Black`s Wall of Separation of Church and State
... Confederates came together to form an organization that would restore some of their former
power and influence.22 That organization would become the Ku Klux Klan, an organization that
would quickly rise to national notoriety.23
The violence also entered its way into politics in the form of voter opp ...
Ku Klux Klan in Maine
Although the Ku Klux Klan is popularly associated with white supremacy, the revived Klan of the 1920s was also anti-Catholic. In the State of Maine, with a negligible African-American population but a burgeoning number of French-Canadian and Irish immigrants, the Klan revival of the 1920s was mainly a Protestant nativist movement directed against the Catholic minority. For a period in the mid-1920s, the Klan captured elements of the Maine Republican Party, even helping to elect a governor, Owen Brewster.