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

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The Great War Comes to Wisconsin examines Wisconsin’s response to World War I, the first "total war" of the twentieth century, a war so large that it engaged virtually everyone.
Instead of a comprehensive history of the battlefield, this book captures the homefront experience: the political debates over war policy, the worry over loved ones fighting overseas, the countless
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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Jim Gallen
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America’s history is told through the history of its states for it is there that that people live their lives, work out their differences and create their memories. Wisconsin’s Great War history is America’s history, with a Badger Twist. Perhaps in no state was the decision to enter the war as controversial and freedom of Speech in as much peril as in Wisconsin.

In 1914 Wisconsin’s population was heavy with immigrants, many from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Scandinavia whose ties of cons
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The Great War Comes to Wisconsin examines Wisconsin’s response to World War I, the first "total war" of the twentieth century, a war so large that it engaged virtually everyone.

Instead of a comprehensive history of the battlefield, this book captures the homefront 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. It
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