Homefront propaganda efforts, 1917-1919

Report of the Wisconsin State Council of Defense... April 12, 1917-June 30, 1919


This 71-page booklet describes how the Wisconsin State Council of Defense worked with federal officials to ensure that Wisconsin citizens would support the American cause during World War I. It outlines food drives, Liberty Loan promotion, recruiting activities, the Council's journal  "Forward", and other home-front efforts which, in the words of one historian, tried "to change an antimilitaristic democracy into an organized war machine."


Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
World War I, at home and in the trenches
Creator: Wisconsin State Council of Defense.
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin State Council of Defense, 1919
Citation: Wisconsin State Council of Defense. Report, 1919. Report of the Wisconsin State Council of Defense: covering the period April 12, 1917-June 30, 1919 (Madison, Wis.: 1919); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1743; Visited on: 9/2/2014
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