Speaking of the Upswing, I have been enjoying this America in Color series from the Smithsonian Channel, which dovetails nicely with what I have been reading about how American capitalism evolved and became slightly less cutthroat between the Gilded Age and the Great Depression.
The Rockefeller Sanity Commission, for example, began the campaign that eradicated hookworm infestation in the South. While the Rockefeller Foundation funded Boasian anthropology, it did so because it was showering money in general on the physical and social sciences. Henry Ford, of course, had tried to stop World War I and named the International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem.
Note: I’m going to be reading and reviewing all four volumes because I want to get a better grasp of Jewish influence in this era. The ADL was founded in 1913 after the execution of Leo Frank.