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Author Thomason, Michael V. R
Title The Great War in the Heart of Dixie : Alabama During World War I
Imprint Alabama : University of Alabama Press, 2008
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction: Alabama, April 1917 (Martin T. Olliff) -- 2. Military Participation at Home and Abroad, 1917-1918 (Ruth Smith Truss) -- 3. "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Grounds": Alabama's Military Bases in World War I (Wesley Phillips Newton) -- 4. Alabama's Black Baptist Leaders, the Progressive Era, and World War I (Wilson Fallin, Jr.) -- 5. A Call to Arms for African Americans during the Age of Jim Crow: Black Alabamians' Response to the U.S. Declaration of War in 1917 (David Alsobrook) -- 6. From the Cotton Field to the Great Waterway: African Americans and the Muscle Shoals Project during World War I (Victoria E. Ott) -- 7. Mobile in World War I (Michael V.R. Thomason) -- 8. The Alabama Council of Defense, 1917-1918 (Dowe Littleton) -- 9. "Can All We Can, and Can the Kaiser, Too": The Montgomery Cooperative Canning Club (Martin T. Olliff) -- 10. World War I: Catalyst for Social Change in Alabama (Robert Saunders, Jr.) -- 11. Memorializing World War I in Alabama (Robert J. Jakeman) -- Notes -- Contributors -- Index
There has been much scholarship on how the U.S. as a nation reacted to World War I, but few have explored how Alabama responded. Did the state follow the federal government's lead in organizing its resources or did Alabamians devise their own solutions to unique problems they faced? How did the state's cultural institutions and government react? What changes occurred in its economy and way of life? What, if any, were the long-term consequences in Alabama? The contributors to this volume address these questions and establish a base for further investigation of the state during this era.  Contributors: David Alsobrook, Wilson Fallin Jr., Robert J. Jakeman, Dowe Littleton, Martin T. Olliff, Victoria E. Ott, Wesley P. Newton, Michael V. R. Thomason, Ruth Smith Truss, and Robert Saunders Jr
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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: Thomason, Michael V. R. The Great War in the Heart of Dixie : Alabama During World War I Alabama : University of Alabama Press,c2008 9780817316167
Subject World War, 1914-1918 - Alabama
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Alt Author Alsobrook, David E
Fallin, Wilson
Jakeman, Robert J
Littleton, Dowe
Newton, Wesley Phillips
Ott, Victoria E
Saunders, Robert, Jr
Truss, Ruth Smith
Saunders, Robert
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