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Author Jones, Preston
Title The Fires of Patriotism : Alaskans in the Days of the First World War 1910-1920
Imprint Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 2013
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Timeline -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- 1. The Alaskans -- 2. The War before the War -- 3. Over Here-Words -- 4. Over Here-Deeds -- 5. Organizing -- 6. Aftermath -- Appendix I: Primary Sources -- Appendix II: Alaska in 1918: A Letter from Governor Strong -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index
In the early twentieth century, Alaska was facing an exciting future as the newest US territory. Yet just five years after its official designation, the country entered World War I and citizens were called to fight. Despite the threat of a looming economic collapse, Alaska sent more people per capita to war than any other state and displayed a patriotism that rivaled that of any of the states. The Fires of Patriotism explores Alaska's wartime experience, bringing to light new stories and new characters from a decade that shook the world. This multifaceted book explores the era through engaging stories and rare photos, offering a fresh perspective on World War I from a marginal land that forged its place in the greater unity of the country
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Jones, Preston The Fires of Patriotism : Alaskans in the Days of the First World War 1910-1920 Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press,c2013 9781602232051
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Alaska.;Alaska -- History -- 1867-1959
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