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An anti-German cartoon from World War I. Image courtesy Joseph Gustaitis

How World War I Transformed Chicago

Daniel Hautzinger

World War I helped trigger huge shifts in Chicago, with the rapid Americanization of Germans, an influx of African Americans, Mexicans, and single women, Prohibition, and more all occured or began because of developments during the Great War.
Matthew Sandiford in the Great Performances broadcast of 'Young Men.' Photo: Sophie Harris-Taylor

World War I in Works of Art

Daniel Hautzinger

April 6 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. The dance film Young Men dramatizes the effect of that war on the soldiers who fought in it. Explore other works of art that have grappled with the Great War.
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