Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War by Jeanette Keith
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 1st 2004
Genres: Social Science, United States
Len's Summary: Anti-war sentiment, draft evasion racism, and the split between (predominantly) rural and urban southerners over World War I. Draws heavily oh local draft records to assert that Southern selective service boards often discriminated against poor whites to protect cheap black local sources of labor (sharecroppers) while at the same time drafting black landowners farming in competition with whites.