The "Blue Light" Patriots of America, Or, the Loyal Coalition of Toryism and Storeyism
[Boston?], 1920. First edition. A sardonically penned anti-Loyal Coalition pamphlet written by the Boston attorney, Francis A. Campbell, who was a prominent member of Boston’s Irish-American community serving as Clan na Gael leader, a member of the Irish-American Historical Society and as editor of “The Hibernian.” The Loyal Coalition was an “American patriotic organization” founded in Boston in 1920 and was nakedly nativist. It marketed itself as anti-hyphenate (e.g., Irish-American), but it was well known as anti-Catholic and collaborated with the Ku Klux Klan. For a short time, the well-known racialist writer, Lothrop Stoddard, was the Coalition’s President and H.P. Lovecraft was also a member. An amusing piece of anti-nativist propaganda.
Stapled wrappers (3 ” x 6 ”), 8 p. Corners lightly rounded, but a Near Fine copy. Only two copies in OCLC (Harvard & Boston Coll.). Scarce. Item #07227