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Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

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Based on a rich array of sources that capture the voices of both political leaders and ordinary Americans, Uncle Sam Wants You offers a vivid and provocative new interpretation of American political history, revealing how the tensions of mass mobilization during World War I led to a significant increase in power for the federal government. Christopher Capozzola shows how, ...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published June 7th 2008)
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Laura LeAnn
I relied heavily on the information and material in this book in researching and writing my own thesis about the experiences of an enlisted soldier during the Punitive Expedition and World War I. His descriptions of the effects of World War I on the American people help to illuminate why our society is the way it is now, as it was significantly changed leading up to and during the war, both for the soldiers, their families, and the general American public. A great read about WWI and its effects ...more
An interesting review of the American homefront during World War I. I did enjoy it for the most part, but got a little less interesting towards the end. Also almost no mention of African Americans, which I would have been interested in reading about.
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