The Green Corn Rebellion: Anti-War Repression In Oklahoma During World War I

“Triggered by opposition to World War I and the draft, this tenant farmers’ revolt broke out in three counties along Oklahoma’s South Canadian River in August 1917. While antiwar sentiments fueled the Green Corn Rebellion, it actually grew from long-standing grievances many tenants held against local landowners, businessmen, and state and local authorities.”

Nigel Anthony Sellars, Treasonous Tenant Farmers and Seditious Sharecroppers: The 1917 Green Corn Rebellion Trials.

James H. Fowler, II, “Tar and Feather Patriotism: The Suppression of Dissent in Oklahoma During World War I,” The Chronicles of Oklahoma 56 (Winter 1978–79) pages 409 – 430.

Linda D. Wilson, “Oklahoma Council of Defense,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, (accessed March 16, 2018).

Jim Bissett, “World War I ,The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, (accessed March 16, 2018).

Jim Bissett, Agrarian Socialism in America: Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1904–1920. 

Garin Burbank, When Farmers Voted Red: The Gospel of Socialism in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1910-1924.

William Cunningham  (Author), Nigel Anthony Sellars (Introduction), The Green Corn Rebellion.

Davis D. Joyce, An Oklahoma I Had Never Seen Before: Alternative Views of Oklahoma History. (See especially, Marvin E. Kroeker, “In Death You Shall Not Wear It Either”: The Persecution of Mennonite Pacifists in Oklahoma)

Jeanette Keith, Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War


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