A terrorist attack on Wall Street on 16 September 1920 aroused suspicion of anarchists, socialists and foreigners, as America saw danger around every corner.
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Read by Greig Johnson. Written by James Crossland.
Music: Kai Engel.
Image: Aftermath, Wall Street bomb, 16 September 1920 © Bettmann/Getty Images.
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