Garrett Peck - The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The First World War had been underway for two years before President Wilson committed U.S. troops to help make the globe “safe for democracy,” but the nation’s initial reluctance to take part in the conflict has colored our views of it ever since. Arguing that the Great War deserves as much space in American annals as World War II, which has largely overshadowed it, Peck, author of Prohibition in Washington D.C. and other histories of the District,  explores what it meant for the U.S. to take a global leadership role for the first time, examines the mixed legacy of the American goal of building the foundations for world peace, and looks at many of the unexpected changes that followed in the war’s wake, such as the women’s suffrage, Prohibition, race riots, and the Red Scare.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$29.95
ISBN: 9781681778785
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Pegasus Books - December 4th, 2018

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