Jan. 31: America Enters the War

 

Topics:
  The United States and World War I
Readings:
 

Required:
Paterson, American Foreign Relations, pp. 67-87.

Knock, To End All Wars, pp. 105-276.


Suggested:
Jeff Shesol, "A Light That Failed Completely," New York Times Book Review, October 14, 2001, p. 12.

N. Gordon Levin, Woodrow Wilson and World Politics: America's Response to War and Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 1968).

Walter McDougall, Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776 (Boston: Little, Brown, 1997).

Margaret Macmillan, Paris, 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (New York: Random House, 2002).

Tony Smith, America's Mission: the United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy in the Twentieth Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994).

Merrill and Paterson, Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, pp. 37-47, 57-69.

 
Additional Resources:
 

"Woodrow Wilson," from the PBS series, "The American Experience"

"The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century," PBS.

PowerPoint Presentation