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Unformatted text preview: Philip Roth’s “Plot Against America” There were various ways in which Sandy attempted to “pass” as a true American, that Lindbergh pushed all Americans to be. He joined the “Just Folks” program, by Lindbergh’s Office of American Absorption (OAA) that “introduced city youth to the traditional ways of heartland life.” For the program, he went to Kentucky, embraced heartland life, and ate non- kosher food, without a care in the world of his defiance of a Jewish dietary custom. He also assumed the conventional thinking of the seemingly adamant differences between “negroes” and white people in the South and even referring to America as “his country”. Sandy also clearly fell into the frenzy of Lindbergh’s presidential campaign of “Vote for Lindbergh or vote for war” in which he blamed Alvin’s leg being blown off in the war, on his father because he voted for...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course HISTORY 101 taught by Professor Hives during the Fall '07 term at Temple.
- Fall '07