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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
Published Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 496 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: California on the eve of war -- Part I.A World at War: 1. The great adventure: California men at war ; 2. "Those splendid women": California women overseas -- Part II. On the Home Front: 3. Protecting the state ; 4. War and the California economy ; 5. In the home trenches ; 6. Disease and war -- Part III. Social Controls and Legal Constraints: 7. Guardians of loyalty: the American Protective League in California 1917-1919 ; 8. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject World War (1914-1918)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- California
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- California
World War, 1914-1918 -- California
California -- History, Military -- 20th century
California -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Genre/Form Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0700626476 (electronic bk.)
9780700626472 (electronic bk.)