War gardeners near Washington, D.C. 1918. Harris & Ewing photo, Library of Congress

Have We Learned Anything?

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I see an interesting connection between this sense of community responsibility in the mid-1900’s and today’s trends toward environmental protection and the growing “Lure of the Local” (Great book by Lucy Lippard).

The War DVD by Ken Burns

REVIEW: Ken Burns’ Documentary “The War”

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What was always taught as a dry timeline of sleep-inducing dates and names, “The War” made natural connections between events and people, and even campaigns and battles became distinct. But not only was I learning facts, I was sensing major social changes emerging as a result of the war.