“Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I”
In an interactive presentation, public historian Lorraine McConaghy, Ph.D., will discuss the impact of World War I on the state of Washington and how the state impacted the war in a free public event. The script includes excerpts from newspapers, diaries, writings, speeches and correspondence, and is based on extensive research in primary source material focused on the war’s impact on Washington – and how Washington impacted the war. The reading covers the period between the successful Prohibition referendum in 1914 through Seattle’s General Strike and President Woodrow Wilson’s visit to Washington in 1919. Learn about and discuss this dramatic period of immigration, wartime industrialization, women’s rights, social change, radical labor, epidemic disease, and worldwide turmoil. Presentation will take place in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room.