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Wednesday, October 10 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Letters from the Boys: Wisconsin World War I Soldiers Write Home

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On the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the flood of American troops in Europe that would shift the tide of World War I in favor of the Allies, Letters from the Boys brings to life this terrible war as experienced by Wisconsinites writing home. Carrie A. Meyer combed through three newspapers in Green County, Wisconsin, to collect and synthesize the letters from boys into a narrative that is both unique and representative, telling the stories of several Green County boys and what they saw, from preparing for war, to life among French families near the front, to the terror of the battlefield. Sponsored by the Department of History and Art History.

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Carrie A. Meyer

Carrie A. Meyer is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, a full-time faculty member since 1988. Before completing a PhD in economics at the Universityof Illinois, Meyer was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Much of herresearch has focused... Read More →