The Great War opened the eyes of South Carolinians. In 1917, the United States recognized the threat that Imperial Germany posed to the rest of the world, and declared war on the rampaging country and her allies. The nation was immediately thrust into a new kind of war?one that would transform American society. Following the patriotic lead of the president and Congress, South Carolina's leaders took steps to foster total support for the war effort among residents of the Palmetto State. With insight from curators at the South Carolina's top museums, this engaging, accessible history explores the state's contributions to the war effort and examines the impact the Great War had on its people. Also highlighted are the South Carolinians who served their country on the Western front and helped break the Hindenburg line. Compelling and poignant, this look at South Carolina's role in World War I shows how the state and its people rose to the call of duty to help defeat one of history's gravest threats.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Fritz Hamer holds a PhD in history from University of South Carolina and is the chief curator of history at the South Carolina State Museum. He edited Forward Together: South Carolinians in the Great War and authored Charleston Reborn: A Southern City, its Navy Yard and World War II, both titles also from The History Press. He holds a PhD in History from University of South Carolina. He recently curated an exhibit on the history of South Carolina Football at the State Museum