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Tarred and Feathered

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Tarring and feathering has vague connotations of American revolutionaries standing up to Tory oppression or something. Well, here is what tarring and feathering is really like. John Meints, a German-American farmer, was subjected to this treatment during World War I for the heinous crime of not subscribing to a war bond drive.

That’s some patriotic American mob violence right there. Scary stuff. Good image for teaching.

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