By Kevin J. Abing
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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A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee during the Great War, 1917-1918 by Kevin J. Abing