St. Paul, MN 55102
In April 1917, when Uncle Sam pointed at Americans and said, "I Want YOU," how did they respond? How did they mobilize schools, churches and communities to support the war? And how did they monitor and suppress their antiwar neighbors? Drawing on the history of Minnesota communities, historian Christopher Capozzola, author of "Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen," will explore a crucial moment in America's history and its lessons a century later.
Christopher Capozzola is associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This event is part of the opening weekend of new exhibit WW1 America.
This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
2017-04-08 10:00:00 2017-04-08 10:00:00 America/Chicago WW1 & the Making of Modern America Talk Minnesota History Center