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No one symbolizes Franco-American friendship and loyalty like the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the Revolutionary War. During WWI, soldiers and suffragists both invoked him to represent the rightness of their cause. A thread. When US troops arrived…

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As Congress debated whether the US should enter the Great War, Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt both lobbied their congresswoman. One wanted her to vote for the war, the other implored her to vote against. Thread. Technically, Jeannette Rankin…

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The connection between military service and citizenship demands constant critique. Yet for someone who finds it incomprehensible why a person would sacrifice their life for ideology, duty, or belonging, no tweet thread can explain it. Soldier 🪖🧵 Vol.…

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Addie Hunton was no naïf, but the shameless racism she saw in her war service shocked her. She spent 1918-19 as one of a handful of African American women deployed by the YMCA to serve 150,000 Black troops in France. WWI thread. Addie Hunton and…

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During WWI, Addie W. Hunton led a group of African American women welfare workers serving in France under the auspices of the YMCA. The racism Hunton saw in the war radicalized her, changing the direction of her activism. But before we get there, a…

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Surgeons gonna surgeon, and Dr. Mabel Seagrave was practically giddy about what she could learn by going to war. She anticipated “a wonderful advance in surgical knowledge through the enforced operations made necessary by unusual wounds.” ⚕️& 🌈…

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Is citizenship earned or inherent? Did women need to prove they deserved the vote? Once the US entered WWI, women were eager to be of service--especially women with something to prove. Over the next days we’ll meet 2 groups of women who served: white…

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Woodrow Wilson was staunchly opposed to two things: entering the war in Europe, and supporting women’s suffrage. He gave in on the war first. Wilson cut diplomatic relations with Germany just before his second inauguration. He had sought desperately…
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