Woodrow Wilson and the Great War

Reconsidering America's Neutrality, 1914-1917

Author: Robert W. Tucker

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813926292

Category: History

Page: 246

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In recent years, and in light of U.S. attempts to project power in the world, the presidency of Woodrow Wilson has been more commonly invoked than ever before. Yet "Wilsonianism" has often been distorted by a concentration on American involvement in the First World War. In Woodrow Wilson and the Great War: Reconsidering America’s Neutrality, 1914-1917, prominent scholar Robert Tucker turns the focus to the years of neutrality. Arguing that our neglect of this prewar period has reduced the complexity of the historical Wilson to a caricature or stereotype, Tucker reveals the importance that the law of neutrality played in Wilson’s foreign policy during the fateful years from 1914 to 1917, and in doing so he provides a more complete portrait of our nation’s twenty-eighth president. By focusing on the years leading up to America’s involvement in the Great War, Tucker reveals that Wilson’s internationalism was always highly qualified, dependent from the start upon the advent of an international order that would forever remove the specter of another major war. World War I was the last conflict in which the law of neutrality played an important role in the calculations of belligerents and neutrals, and it is scarcely an exaggeration to say that this law—or rather Woodrow Wilson’s version of it—constituted almost the whole of his foreign policy with regard to the war. Wilson’s refusal to find any significance, moral or otherwise, in the conflict beyond the law and its violation led him to see the war as meaningless, save for the immense suffering and sense of utter futility it fostered. Treating issues of enduring interest, such as the advisability and effectiveness of U.S. interventions in, or initiation of, conflicts beyond its borders, Woodrow Wilson and the Great War will appeal to anyone interested in the president’s power to determine foreign policy, and in constitutional history in general.

Soldiers of the Great War

Author: Frank George Howe,Alfred Cyril Doyle

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780343942212


Page: 524

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The Great War in History

Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present

Author: Jay Winter,Professor Jay Winter,Antoine Prost

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521616331

Category: History

Page: 250

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This is a fully comparative history of the writing of the history of the Great War.

The Great War and Urban Life in Germany

Freiburg, 1914-1918

Author: Roger Chickering

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521852560

Category: History

Page: 628

View: 6831


Roger Chickering offers the most comprehensive history ever written of a German city at war.

England, Canada and The Great War

Author: Louis-Georges Desjardins

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775454584

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7522


Penned by an officer who had a bird's-eye view of the action, this detailed narrative of Canada's role in World War I is a must-read for history buffs who are looking for a unique view of the conflict -- one that is all too often glossed over in traditional, European-centric accounts.

British Fighting Methods in the Great War

Author: Paddy Griffith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113519677X

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9116


This collection points out the very real and substantial evolution of tactics that went on in response to new warfare and how this had a real effect on the positive performance of the British Army from 1916 onwards.

The Home Front 1914-1918

How Britain Survived the Great War

Author: Ian F.W. Beckett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472908899

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Great War had a profound impact on Britain. Not only did families risk their sons in active combat; every member of society was required to make a contribution to the war effort. National initiatives like rationing affected all, and civilians were now regarded as a legitimate military target. Reminders of this turbulent time survive today, in rituals such as Summer Time and Remembrance, nationwide war memorials, and the powerful myth of a lost generation slaughtered in a futile war. Here Ian Beckett examines the mobilization of the British people for the war effort and reassesses its impact on state and society. As evidence, he presents 40 key documents, including the King's rallying cry to the nation to 'eat less wheat', reports on social phenomena from anti-German riots to the drinking habits of women and juveniles, and Kitchener's initiatives to raise his New Armies.

The Great War and Modern Memory

Author: Paul Fussell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195133325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 1518


Landmark study of World War I, describing its effects on the nation.

European Culture in the Great War

The Arts, Entertainment and Propaganda, 1914-1918

Author: Aviel Roshwald,Richard Stites

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521013246

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 9325


A comparative study of European cultural and social history during the First World War.