Christopher Capozzola is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches classes on political and legal history, war and the military, and the history of immigration. He is the author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (2008) and is currently completing a history of Filipino soldiers in the armed forces of the United States and the Philippines from the 1890s to the present. He is also a cocurator of "The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I," a historical exhibition commemorating the centennial of the First World War.
- Immigrants and the U.S. Armed Forces: Becoming Americans?
- The Constitution and the First World War: A Forgotten History?
- Uncle Sam, Rosie the Riveter, and G.I. Joe: American Icons at War
- World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen
“Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen”
This lecture was presented as the 19th annual Jeans Lecture in History at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri, in April 2013. Recorded by KGCS-TV.
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