Work or Fight!

Race, Gender, and the Draft in World War One

  • Authors
  • Gerald E. Shenk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gerald E. Shenk
    Pages 1-9
  3. Gerald E. Shenk
    Pages 11-47
  4. Gerald E. Shenk
    Pages 153-160
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 161-194

About this book


During World War I the U.S. demanded that all able-bodied men work or fight. White men who were husbands and fathers, owned property or worked at approved jobs had the benefits of citizenship without fighting. Others were often barred from achieving these benefits. This book tells the stories of those affected by the Selective Service System.


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