Class Notes

One of the consequences of WWI for America was serious race issues.  Black soldiers had been treated relatively well by the French and many of the returning veterans thought their service to the US would help their status.  It did not.  Also, during the War thousands of Blacks migrated from the South to the North in hopes of escaping Jim Crow and finding better paying jobs that the soldiers left behind.  Many did land those jobs, but when the soldiers came home and could not find work it led to violent clashes across northern industrial cities.

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