The Empire State and the War of Empires, 1917-1918

1:00 p.m.
South Lobby

Join University at Albany, SUNY Professor Richard Fogarty to explore several aspects of the global war that New Yorkers joined in 1917.  The primary reason the war was a World War was that all of its major belligerents were empires, each with vast geographical reach. And when citizens of the Empire State entered the conflict, their experiences of home front mobilization, propaganda and patriotism, racial politics and the color line, industrialized warfare, and more fit into the larger context of this modern global war of empires.