Letters from the Front, 1898-1945

Letters from the Front, 1898-1945

by Michael E. Stevens
     
 

This volume tells the stories of 62 men and women from Wisconsin who served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. Letters from the Front is a vivid social history of wartime as told by those who took part in these foreign conflicts. Most of them are "ordinary" people, uprooted from farms, factories, and offices, who took part

Overview

This volume tells the stories of 62 men and women from Wisconsin who served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. Letters from the Front is a vivid social history of wartime as told by those who took part in these foreign conflicts. Most of them are "ordinary" people, uprooted from farms, factories, and offices, who took part in extraordinary events. This work explores how war changed their lives and reveals the emotions they felt in uniform, in remote outposts, in combat, and in prison camps. These letters, diaries, oral histories, newspapers, and contemporary accounts provide a history of adaptation to military life; they also reflect the changes that occurred over the half-century encompassing these confilcts, an era of great technological innovation — and one in which America's vision of itself also changed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870202681
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Series:
Voices of the Wisconsin past Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Michael E. Stevens is the former State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He is editor of the series "Voices of the Wisconsin Past," which also includes "Letters from the Front," "Women Remember the War," and "Remembering the Holocaust."

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