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By Christopher M. Sterba

one of the american citizens who joined the ranks of the Doughboys scuffling with global warfare I have been hundreds of thousands of America's most modern citizens. Good Americans examines the contributions of Italian and Jewish immigrants, either at the homefront and abroad, within the nice struggle. whereas dwelling in powerful, insular groups, either teams confronted a barrage of calls for to take part in a clash that were raging of their domestic nations for almost 3 years. Italians and Jews "did their bit" in reduction, recruitment, conservation, and warfare bond campaigns, whereas immigrants and second-generation ethnic infantrymen fought at the Western entrance. inside a yr of the Armistice, they discovered themselves redefined as foreigners and perceived as a massive hazard to American existence, instead of remembered as members in its safety. Wartime reviews, Christopher Sterba argues, served to deeply politicize first and moment iteration immigrants, vastly accelerating their transformation from particularly powerless beginners to an incredible political strength within the usa through the New Deal and beyond.

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