Babel Needs Modification
World War I; Babel Proclamation; Council of Defense; German Language; Anti-Germanism; Italian Language; Polish Language; French Language; Loyalty
Mekota notes that the ban affects people "heroically fighting for the cause of liberty" in addition to its intended target.
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Box #15, Council of Defense, Governor's Office: Harding, Research Group #43, S61/07/05
1918-05-26; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Linn County