New York State Archives, NYSA_A3166-78_B1_F05_HeroDead
Newspaper article about the number of New Yorkers killed in World War I, c. 1920.
Who supplied the data?
What are the figures for New York State?
Why publish this information?
Why use the term ”hero”?
Compare the dead wounded of the United States in its wars of the 20th century and determine where the First World War ranks in terms of losses.
Math/ Science: Calculate and compare the ratios of fallen soldiers from the various nations involved in World War I.
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.
New York Times Articles of the time period.
Paxson, Frederic. American Democracy and the World War. NY, Cooper Square, 1966.
Schaffer, Ronald. America in the Great War. NY, Oxford University Press, 1991.