Nicknamed the “Workshop of the World,” Philadelphia saw its manufacturing and textile companies converted, almost overnight, to full wartime production. Meanwhile, private and city-sponsored organizations sprang up to send relief to the people of war-torn Europe and prepare for the possibility of American involvement.
The Great War would forever alter the city’s landscape and its people. Architecturally, demographically, and socially, Philadelphia would experience sweeping change, and the people of William Penn’s “greene country towne” would come together as never before to support the war effort at home and their boys over there. With the one hundred year anniversary of the start of the First World War approaching in 2014, the book provides a look at the city and the people of that time.
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by Peter John Williams
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: December 2, 2013