Vermonters in World War I
Aug 06, 2020
Michael Carter
Vermonters in World War I

"I am a local historian of WWI and have been fascinated by the First World War since first reading about it when I was in middle school; I realized I knew nothing about it and had never really been taught. I was intrigued by how it seemed both so old-fashioned and so modern. My general interest naturally became more specifically focused on the experience of Vermont and Vermonters, as Vermont is my home state. WWI has passed the point of lived historical memory and remains a poorly understood and poorly researched topic in the United States. In researching individual experiences, I hope to shed more light on a little-known topic.


A native of Burlington’s South End, I went to BHS and St. Michael’s College and did my graduate work at Boston College. I am a member of the Society of St. Edmund, based at St. Michael’s College. For the past four years I have worked as a lecturer there in the Religious Studies Department. I will be going back to Boston College in the Fall for some more graduate studies."