Utah and the Great War : The Beehive State and the World War I Experience
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah Press. Copublished with the Utah State Historical Society.
"Helen Papanikolas pioneered the study of Utah’s ethnic groups among a generation of historians beginning in 19 with her publication of Toil and Rage in a New Land : A History of Greek Immigrants to Utah, and her work as editor of The Peoples of Utah and its fourteen chapters on Utah’s ethnic groups (published in 1976 by the Utah State Historical Society) as a contribution to the celebration of America’s bicentennial. Helen Papanikolas continued her celebration of Utah’s ethnic heritage with the publication of several novels about the immigrant generation’s experience in Utah as well as other historical articles, including the following article, which looks at the impact of World War I on Utah’s immigrants and minorities: Italians, Greeks, Bosnians, Montenegrins, Herzegovinians, Serbians, Croatians, Japanese, Jews, African Americans, and Native Americans. What is clear is that for many Utah immigrants the war in Europe was not only relevant, but was an event that shaped the course of their lives, whether they volunteered for military service, took advantage of the expanding employment opportunities the war brought, or saw fami-lies and friends in their homeland devastated by war. [Editor]