Soldiers, Civilians and 'The Great War' by ProQuest


America's sudden entry into World War I and the rush of transforming a constabulary force scattered throughout the United States into a mass citizen army to fight on the world's first "high-tech" battle-field raised innumerable concerns and challenges. In workmanlike fashion, Ford covers the antiwar movement and conscientious objectors, but she also examines issues such as segregation, civil liberties, Selective Service, the great flu pandemic of 1918 and demobilization.

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