Uncle Sam Wants You

World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen
Author(s): 
Capozzola, Christopher
ISBN: 
9780195335491
Date published: 
September 2008
Hardback
Price: 
£18.99

In April 1917, the United States embarked on World War I--with little history of conscription, an army smaller than Romania's, and a political culture that saw little role for the federal government other than delivering the mail. Uncle Sam Wants You tells the gripping story of the American homefront in World War I, revealing how the tensions of mass mobilization led to a significant increase in power in Washington.