The History of Wisconsin Volume V: War, a New Era, and Depression, 1914-1940

By Paul W. Glad

Hardcover: $40.00

ISBN: 978-0-87020-260-5

662 pages, 68 b/w photos and illus., 26 maps, 6 x 9"


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This volume covers the years from the outbreak of World War I to the eve of American entry into World War II. In between, the rise of the woman's movement, the advent of universal suffrage, and the "great experiment" of Prohibition are explored, along with the contest between newly emergent labor unions and powerful business and industrial corporations. Author Paul W. Glad also investigates the Great Depression in Wisconsin and its impact on rural and urban families in the state. Photographs and maps further illustrate this volume which tells the story of one of the most exciting and stressful eras in the history of the state.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Note on Citations

Part I: The Great War and Its Aftermath
1. Wisconsin, Neutrality, and Belligerency
2. An Uneasy Peace Comes to Wisconsin
3. Dreams, Illusions, and Disappointments of the Postwar Decline

Part II: The New Era
4. Complexities of Industrial Expansion
5. Agriculture, Scientific Research, and the Dissemination of Knowledge
6. City and Hinterland: Tensions of the New Era
7. Leisure, Education, and Politics
8. The Progressive Tradition and Political Behavior in Wisconsin

Part III: The Great Depression

9. The Challenge of Economic Depression
10. Cries of Protest, Murmurs of Discontent, and Formation of the Progressive Party of Wisconsin
11. Wisconsin and the New Deal
12. Controversies Along the Middle Way
13. Man CAN Have Work AND Be Free

Epilogue: The Land Remembers
Appendix A: The Governors of Wisconsin, 1914-1940
Appendix B: Analysis of the La Follette Elections
Essay on Sources