The Great War and Modern Amnesia Studying Pennsylvania’s Great War, Part 2

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Barbara Gannon


This is an introduction to Pennsylvania History’s second special edition on Pennsylvania in World War I. While it is uncertain how much residents of the Keystone State remember about the Great War, these volumes hope to remind them of this seminal moment in world history and Pennsylvania’s place in it. This second edition highlights important historical issues in this period, including military his-tory, medical history, and women’s history. In addition to introducing the following fine articles, this introduction highlights ways we might commemorate the service, suffering, and sacrifices of Pennsylvanians, including use of digital archives in the classroom.

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