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

By Kevin J. Abing

A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee throughout the nice battle examines the social, political, and monetary demanding situations that scarred and dramatically replaced the town in the course of and after international battle I. Pro-war patriots thought of Milwaukee’s loyalties doubly suspect due to its huge German-American inhabitants and robust Socialist celebration. hence, Milwaukeeans persevered extreme efforts, a few bordering at the paranoid or absurd, to implement 100% Americanism and redeem the city’s attractiveness. however the hand-wringing was once pointless, as urban citizens handed each executive 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 impression of a starting to be govt forms affected each element of people’s lives. Patriotic ladies stepped into male-dominated occupations to fulfill exertions calls for; at war’s finish, many reluctantly again to standard gender roles. additionally, the struggle complex 3 long-debated social crusades: women’s suffrage, prohibition, and anti-prostitution/venereal disorder 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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