World War I Montana: The Treasure State Prepares

World War I Montana: The Treasure State Prepares

by Ken Robison

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467140249
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Series: Military
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 819,107
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Native Montanan Ken Robison is historian at the Overholser Historical Research Center and for the Great Falls/Cascade County Historic Preservation Commission and is active in historic preservation throughout central Montana. He is a retired navy captain after a career in naval intelligence. The Montana Historical Society honored Ken as "Montana Heritage Keeper" in 2010.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Part I The Treasure State Goes to War

1 April 1917: The United States Enters a European War; Jeannette Votes "No!" 17

2 May 1917: America's War Is Underway; War at Sea's First Shot; Food Wins Wars 24

3 June 1917: Building a Million-Man Army; Women in the World War 34

4 July 1917: "Lafayette, We Are Here"… but Not Yet Ready to Fight 52

Part II Mobilizing State and Nation

5 August 1917: Montana's "First" Military Son; The Draft; The Racial Divide 71

6 September 1917: Building Camp Lewis; Montanans in Canadian American Legion 94

7 October 1917: Montanans to Camp Lends; Of Blood and Iron; Marching Away to Glory 107

8 November 1917: Some Combat Action; On the Homefront; Forming Rainbow Division 124

Part III Deploying to the Danger Zone

9 December 1917: A War Christmas; Deploying the Montana National Guard; The Cowboy Artist at War 147

10 January 1918: Navy Nurses and Yeomanettcs at War; Wilson's Fourteen Points for Peace 179

11 February 1918: The Tuscania Tragedy; Montanan POWs; When Patriotism Stifles Dissent 205

12 March 1918: America's First Year at War; Too Little, Too Late? 239

Notes 247

Bibliography 255

Index 259

About the Author 272

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