The Great War as Civic Engagement: Southern California, 1916-1925
by Craig Hendricks
Historical Society of Long Beach
The following paper was awarded acceptance as part of the California State University Bakersfield World War One Centennial Conference titled "America in the Trenches: A Centennial Exploration of America's Involvement in the Great War." This paper was vetted by the CSUB history department for inclusion as a guest lecturer at the conference held October 13, 2018, at the university's Bakersfield Campus. This work falls under copyright restrictions, and the author has granted restricted permission for publication only here on this website.
Craig Hendricks taught history at Long Beach City College and CSU-Long Beach for three decades. He is the joint author of several textbooks and readers, and is a grants consultant for Southern California school districts. Since 1985 he has provided numerous history presentations, on topics involving historical research and public issues. His current research interests focus on the development of the city and port of Long Beach during the 20th century.