New York State Archives, NYSA_A4234-78_B2_F22_WhitmanProclamation
Governor Charles Whitman's proclamation asking New Yorkers, especially shoppers, to not request nonessential labor, like the delivery of goods, when more essential war time work is a priority, World War I, August 9, 1917.
Who wrote this article?
What is he/she calling for?
What specifically is being asked in the first paragraph?
How can everyone be patriotic?
Describe the attitude of everyday Americans in dealing with life at home during the war as shown in newspapers, magazines, and other media outlets.
ELA: Write a letter to the governor explaining a citizen’s contribution to the war.
Harries, M. & Susie Harries. The Last Days of Innocence: America at War 1917-1918. NY, Random House, 1997.
Kennedy, David. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. NY, Oxford University Press, 1980.
Paxson, Frederic. American Democracy and the World War. NY, Cooper Square, 1966.
Schaffer, Ronald. America in the Great War. NY, Oxford University Press, 1991.