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Author North, Diane M. T., author.

Title California at war : the state and the people during World War I / Diane M.T. North.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.3794 N811c 2018    ---  Available
Description xii, 496 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A world at war -- The great adventure: California men at war -- "Those splendid women": California women overseas -- On the home front -- Protecting the state -- War and the California economy -- In the home trenches -- Disease and war -- Social controls and legal constraints -- Guardians of loyalty: the American Protective League in California 1917-1919 -- The supreme struggle: civil liberties at risk in wartime California -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Appendix 1. US military installations in California during World War I -- Appendix 2. Central Committee Organizations, Women's Committee, State Council of Defense of California.
Summary "The United States' participation in World War I changed the daily lives of Californians. They served in the military, volunteered with overseas aid organizations, and raised millions to help war refugees and fund the war effort. The federal government expanded military bases and training camps in California, businessmen secured military contracts, and university scientists conducted war-related research. Wartime California was also a place of suspicion, censorship, illegal evidence gathering, and intrusive domestic surveillance, where citizens rejected progressivism in favor of anti-civil liberties measures and where fear of radicals, dissenters, and Asian Americans rose. In California at War, Diane North focuses on people and tells their stories, using the Golden State as a lens through which to see a bigger picture. As reader and World War I expert Steve Trout said in his report on the manuscript: "Bringing the history of American participation in the Great War down to the state level--in a work this well-written and deeply researched--produced what was, for me at least, a surprising effect: I felt the weight of those nineteen transformative months in 1917-1918 as never before."--Provided by publisher.
Subject World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
World War, 1914-1918 -- California.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- California.
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- California.
California -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
California -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01354981
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
War work. (OCoLC)fst01355300
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
ISBN 9780700626465 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0700626468 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9780700626472 electronic book

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