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Glasrud, Bruce A. and Cary D. Wentz, Eds. Black Civil Rights in the American West. My Chapter: “Chapter 4: The Mountain States (Montana/Wyoming): Breaking Racial Barriers” by Kenneth Robison. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press: Winter 2018.

World War I Montana: Open Warfare Over There

The Great War, World War I, continued with fury in the Spring of 1918. In a dramatic race against time, could American Yanks play the key role in stemming the German tide? Join Montanans as they engaged in their first major battle at Cantigny, a day to remember in history. Join Montana Marines in the bloodiest day in their history, as they became “Devil Dogs,” charging through hell on earth at Belleau Wood. Blunt the vital German surge toward Paris with Montana Yanks of the 3rd “Rock of the Marne” Division. Find yourself behind German lines with Montanans in the Lost Battalion facing death at every moment. Follow Montanans of the Wild West Division as they storm “over the top” into the Argonne Forest shouting “Powder River Let ‘Er Buck.” Serve with young Seaman Mike Mansfield, future legendary senator, on convoy duty against lurking German U-boats. Join adventurous Montana nurses, “hello girls,” Navy Yeomanettes, YMCA workers as they blazed new gender roles.

Open Warfare Over There is the story of young and vibrant Montanans of all ethnicities as they fought for elusive democracy at home in this world war to end all wars. Award-winning historian Ken Robison brings Montana’s men and women to life, at home and abroad, as they relate their stories of the Great War.

Robison, Ken. World War I Montana: Open Warfare Over There

Charleston: The History Press, 2019. Available Now!


    Previous Titles List:

Robison, Ken. Fort Benton. Charleston: Arcadia, 2009.


Robison, Ken. Cascade County and Great Falls. Charleston: Arcadia, 2011.


Healy, John J. Life and Death on the Upper Missouri: The Frontier Sketches of Johnny Healy. Edited by Ken Robison. Charleston: Ken Robison, 2013.


Robison, Ken. Montana Territory and the Civil War: A Frontier Forged on the Battlefield. Charleston: The History Press, 2013.


Robison, Ken. Confederates in Montana Territory: In the Shadow of Price’s Army. Charleston: The History Press, 2014.


Swarthout, Robert, Ed.  Montana  A Cultural Medley, Stories of Our Ethnic Diversity. My Chapter: “Breaking Racial Barriers: ‘Everyone’s Welcome’ at the Ozark Club—Great Falls, Montana’s African American Nightclub” by Ken Robison. Far Country Press. [June 15, 2015]


McDermott, Paul D., Ed. The Mullan Road: Carving a Passage through the Frontier Northwest, 1859 to 1862. My Chapter: “Completing the Mullan Road from Mullan Pass to Fort Benton: A Harbinger of Change.” By Ken Robison. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing. Pgs. 131-151. [May/July 28, 2015]


Kohl, Martha, ed. Beyond Schoolmarms and Madams: Montana Women’s Stories. Ken Robison Chapter “Martha Edgerton Rolfe Plassmann.: Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, April 7, 2016.


Robison, Ken. Yankees & Rebels on the Upper Missouri: Steamboats, Gold and Peace. Charleston: The History Press, 2016. [5 September 2016]

Robison, Ken. World War I Montana, The Treasure State Prepares. Charleston: The History Press, 2018.