Mobilizing the American Home Front, 1917

April 21, 2017

Immediately upon the United States’ entry into World War I on April 6, 1917, the government had to focus all the nation’s resources on mobilization. Because many Americans had been…

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Over Here: The WWI Home Front at Maymont

April 6, 2017

One hundred years ago today — April 6, 1917 — the United States, joining with allies France and England, declared war on Germany. At that time, after nearly three years…

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A Maymont Perspective on World War I

November 11, 2015

One hundred years ago the Great War, as it is known by the British, was ravaging Europe. Belgium had been overrun, Northern France was occupied by the German army, and…

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