By Kevin J. Abing
Other advancements heightened the depth of this “crowded hour.” Simmering ethnic tensions, skyrocketing inflation, in addition to loftier questions concerning the which means of yankee citizenship or the influence of a starting to be executive paperwork affected each point of people’s lives. Patriotic girls stepped into male-dominated occupations to fulfill exertions calls for; at war’s finish, many reluctantly again to conventional gender roles. in addition, the battle complicated 3 long-debated social crusades: women’s suffrage, prohibition, and anti-prostitution/venereal disorder efforts. Capping issues off, the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic killed greater than 1,100 Milwaukeeans and 50 million humans world-wide.
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A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee during the Great War, 1917-1918 by Kevin J. Abing