New PDF release: A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee during the Great War, 1917-1918

By Kevin J. Abing

ISBN-10: 1634990226

ISBN-13: 9781634990226

A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee in the course of the nice battle examines the social, political, and financial demanding situations that scarred and dramatically replaced town in the course of and after international struggle I. Pro-war patriots thought of Milwaukee’s loyalties doubly suspect as a result of its huge German-American inhabitants and robust Socialist occasion. for that reason, Milwaukeeans persisted severe efforts, a few bordering at the paranoid or absurd, to implement 100% Americanism and redeem the city’s recognition. however the hand-wringing was once pointless, as urban citizens passed each govt wartime demand.
Other advancements heightened the depth of this “crowded hour.” Simmering ethnic tensions, skyrocketing inflation, in addition to loftier questions concerning the that means of yankee citizenship or the influence of a turning out to be executive forms affected each point of people’s lives. Patriotic girls stepped into male-dominated occupations to fulfill exertions calls for; at war’s finish, many reluctantly lower back to conventional gender roles. in addition, the struggle complicated 3 long-debated social crusades: women’s suffrage, prohibition, and anti-prostitution/venereal affliction efforts. Capping issues off, the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic killed greater than 1,100 Milwaukeeans and 50 million humans world-wide.

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