Tagged: World War I

The Holiday Season, December 1914

In December of 1914, the U.S. was several years out from entry into the First World War.  At the time, there was a great deal of opposition to American involvement in what was viewed...

“The War Garden Victorious”

In 1919, Charles Lathrop Park wrote words that would likely get the attention of today’s advocates of food sovereignty, urban farming, sustainability, and the elimination of city center food deserts.  “Ambitious young men and...

African American Veteran Petitions for Equal Rights, 1919

                This year, African American History Month coincides with the beginning of the centennial of World War I.  Connecticut newspaper titles from this fascinating era were very recently selected for digitization (http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/cdnp). A short...

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