The Great War Comes to Wisconsin captures the American home front experience during World War I through a Badger State lens, detailing the political debates over war policy, the worry over loved ones fighting overseas, the countless everyday sacrifices, and the impact of a wartime hysteria that drove dissent underground.
The book also includes letters and accounts from soldiers fighting the war from Wisconsin’s famed 32nd Division, a National Guard unit that became one of the most storied divisions of World War I.
Published in 2017, the centennial year of America's entrance into World War I, The Great War Comes to Wisconsin
examines the sacrifices made, patriotism rallied, and anti-war free speech battles fought on the American home front during the first “War to End All Wars.”
Author: Richard L. Pifer Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society Press