The 2019 History Lecture Series: Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation, with speaker Cecelia Bucki



The History Lecture Series is an annual collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society. Each year a theme is developed, and respected scholars are engaged to provide a lively, thought-provoking talk on their specialty subject. The lecture is followed by a question and answer period and reception. Generous sponsors make it all possible; each lecture is individually sponsored.

The 2019 History Lecture Series

‘Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 – What’s Changed?’

Sunday, February 24, 4 – 5:30, at Wilton Library

Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation

Speaker:  Cecelia Bucki
Moderator: Max Gabrielson
Sponsored by Lila and Buck Griswold

Historian and author Cecelia Bucki will survey the domestic unrest that plagued the United States following the end of World War One. The Treaty of Versailles signaled the end of World War One but on the homefront conflict continued. The Great War and its aftermath resulted in domestic repercussions such as general strikes, labor unrest, race riots, and Palmer raids. Nationally and here in Connecticut, peace remained elusive. This part of 1919 remains an untold part of 20th century U.S. history.

Cecelia Bucki, Ph.D., has taught American history at Fairfield University for over twenty-five years. Her specialties within U.S. History are social, labor and working-class, and immigration history. She is the author of the award-winning Bridgeport’s Socialist New Deal, 1915-1936 (University of Illinois Press, 2001). From 2011-2017, she was editor-in-chief of the journal Connecticut History Review.

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed.
The media sponsor for the series is the Wilton Bulletin.
Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

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