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So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Campus, Community, and the Great War

Century America is a digital history project created by undergraduate students from 15 COPLAC schools.

The Century America project chronicles the impact of the Great War on 15 schools and their towns across the United States. Their experiences looked as different as their communities, but each felt the effects of the war. With loved ones gone to fight, rations and food shortages, and the crippling Spanish Influenza that followed the soldiers back in 1918, Americans felt the Great War back home just as they did in the trenches abroad.

Explore the 15 schools of the Century America project, as well as their surrounding communities, through the map above. The schools from the 2014 cohort are designated by green markers, while the schools from the 2015 cohort are designated by blue markers.