David Krugler is a historian and novelist. A professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, he has published, in addition to two novels, nonfiction books on propaganda, Cold War civil defense, and black resistance to white mob violence after World War I.
Professor Krugler discusses his book, 1919: the Year of Racial Violence and How African Americans Fought Back. We specifically focus on Chicago and Knoxville riots with an eye on how Black World War I veterans factored into de-escalating the White mobs. We, also, talk about how the Summer of 1919 led to gun control within Black communities and fueled white fear.