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

By Kevin J. Abing

A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee through the nice battle examines the social, political, and monetary demanding situations that scarred and dramatically replaced the town in the course of and after global conflict I. Pro-war patriots thought of Milwaukee’s loyalties doubly suspect due to its huge German-American inhabitants and powerful Socialist celebration. for this reason, Milwaukeeans persevered extreme efforts, a few bordering at the paranoid or absurd, to implement one hundred pc Americanism and redeem the city’s acceptance. 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 impression of a starting to be executive forms affected each point of people’s lives. Patriotic ladies stepped into male-dominated occupations to fulfill exertions calls for; at war’s finish, many reluctantly again to conventional gender roles. additionally, the conflict 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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