The Wisconsin Loyalty Legion nurtures patriotism, 1917-18

Wisconsin Loyalty Legion: state secretary’s report, mass meeting minutes, annual meeting minutes, president’s address.


The Wisconsin Loyalty Legion was created to support the U.S. effort in World War I. During 1917-1918 it organized media campaigns and public events in order to (in the words of one historian) "stifle dissent and generate conformance to an inflexible and irrational standard of loyalty." After briefly reviewing  the history of the Legion, this pamphlet details its activities throughout the state and provides propaganda for local affiliates to use in support of the war effort.



Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
World War I, at home and in the trenches
Creator: Wisconsin Loyalty Legion.
Pub Data: Milwaukee: The Legion, 1918. Digitized from a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, Pamphlet 56- 2772.
Citation: Wisconsin Loyalty Legion: state secretary’s report, mass meeting minutes, annual meeting minutes, president’s address (Milwaukee: The Legion, 1918); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1744; Visited on: 7/22/2014
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