The United States and the First World War

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Longman, 2000 - History - 142 pages
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SEMINAR STUDIES IN HISTORYGeneral Editors: Clive Emsley & Gordon MartelThe First World War was a pivotal event in world history but the importance of the involvement of the United States is often overlooked. This new Seminar Study provides a concise, comprehensive and engaging evaluation of the war's significance in American history by examining the causes of the war; mobilization on the homefront; key social reforms enacted during the war; military strategy; the experiences of common soldiers; the Versailles Peace Treaty and the lessons the Americans drew in their postwar years from their wartime experiences.The United States and the First World War contains these key features: ? Detailed analytical coverage of the political, social, military and diplomatic aspects of the American participation in the First World War? A Documents Section containing fascinating primary source material? A Glossary, Chronology, Bibliography and Guide to Key Personalities providing a wealth of additional information? A number of black and white photographs that help bring the history of the period to life? A Map Section that helps readers to visualize the tensions between countries as well as the prog

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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WAS THE WAR INEVITABLE?
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NEW POWERS FOR THE GOVERNMENT
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Copyright

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JENNIFER D. KEENE is an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the department at Chapman University in southern California. She is the author of Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001) and The United States and the First World War (2000). She has received numerous fellowships for her research, including a Mellon Fellowship, a Graves Award, a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to France, an Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Award.

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