In 1901, the Polish immigrant turned anarchist assassin Leon Czolgosz sought to strike terror in the captains of industry by killing President McKinley. The assassin never completed his task. In a world where Theodore Roosevelt never became president, where the Progressive Era remained stillborn, America’s native sons and immigrant workers turn increasingly to militant trade unionism and socialism to put food on the table.
Reds! chronicles a world turned upside down, where the heart of world capitalism succumbs to communist revolution. It is a tale of ordinary men and women turned to revolution, of a tragic civil war spurred on by reaction, culminating in the death of the old United States and its rebirth in the Union of American Socialist Republics.