1919 - The Year that Changed America

Jan 22, 2019

1919 was a world-shaking year. America was recovering from World War I and black soldiers returned to racism so violent that that summer would become known as the Red Summer. The suffrage movement had a long-fought win when women gained the right to vote. Laborers took to the streets to protest working conditions; nationalistic fervor led to a communism scare; and temperance gained such traction that prohibition went into effect. 

One-hundred years later, these issues are more relevant than ever.  WCAI's Mindy Todd talks to Cape Cod author and historian Martin Sandler about his new book 1919 - The Year that Changed America.