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Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

David J. Bettez


This book focuses primarily on the Kentucky home front during World War I. It describes how Kentuckians responded to the outbreak of the war in Europe and their response after the United States entered the war in April 1917. Guided by the Kentucky Council of Defense, Kentuckians throughout the commonwealth, from small coal camps to large cities, generally supported the war through Liberty Loans, Red Cross campaigns, and efforts to conserve food and fuel. The book covers opposition to the war; the draft; the war’s effect on the economy; and how the war affected women, children, and African Amer ... More

Keywords: Great War, World War I, Kentucky Council of Defense, Camp Zachary Taylor, memorialization, Spanish flu

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813168012
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Bettez, author