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The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis

The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis
The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis
Price: $26.95
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By: Richard Pifer
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Examine Wisconsin’s response to World War I in author Richard L. Pifer’s new Society Press book The Great War Comes to Wisconsin. Often called "The War to End All Wars” or "The Great War,” World War I was the first "total war” of the twentieth century, a war so large that it engaged virtually the entire world. This book captures the homefront war experience: the political debates over war policy, the worry over loved ones fighting overseas, the countless everyday sacrifices, and the impact of a wartime hysteria that drove dissent underground. The book also includes letters and accounts of Wisconsin’s famed 32nd Division.

Richard L. Pifer retired in 2015 from his position as Director of Reference and Public Services for the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Library-Archives Division. He received a PhD in American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His historical research has focused on homefront history in Wisconsin during the First and Second World Wars. Dr. Pifer is also the author of City at War: Milwaukee Labor During World War II.


Published By Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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Paperback: $26.95
240 pages, b&w photos, 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780870207822