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By Kevin J. Abing

A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee through the nice battle examines the social, political, and monetary demanding situations that scarred and dramatically replaced the town in the course of and after global conflict I. Pro-war patriots thought of Milwaukee’s loyalties doubly suspect as a result of its huge German-American inhabitants and robust Socialist occasion. accordingly, Milwaukeeans persevered extreme efforts, a few bordering at the paranoid or absurd, to implement one hundred pc Americanism and redeem the city’s acceptance. however the hand-wringing used to be pointless, as urban citizens handed each govt wartime demand.
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 impression of a transforming into govt forms affected each point of people’s lives. Patriotic ladies stepped into male-dominated occupations to fulfill exertions calls for; at war’s finish, many reluctantly again to standard gender roles. in addition, the warfare complex 3 long-debated social crusades: women’s suffrage, prohibition, and anti-prostitution/venereal sickness 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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