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Lessons from the U.S. Entry Into World War I

April 26, 2017

U.S. soldiers of the 82nd Division stand in formation in 1917 (Reuters)
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Today I had the good luck to talk with three distinguished historians, John Milton Cooper, Jennifer Keene, and Jay Winik about the U.S. decision to enter World War I. All three shared sharp insights into the consequences and lessons of America’s participation in “the Great War.”

You can watch the video of our discussion below. I hope you enjoy it.

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If you are interested in learning more about World War I, check out these posts:

 TWE Remembers: World War I on the World Wide Web

TWE Remembers: World War I Histories

TWE Remembers: Top Ten World War I Films

TWE Remembers: World War I Poetry

TWE Remembers: World War I Novels

TWE Remembers: The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

TWE Remembers: Austria-Hungary Issues an Ultimatum to Serbia

TWE Remembers: Serbia Responds to Austria’s Ultimatum

TWE Remembers: The Assassination of Jean Jaurès

TWE Remembers: Britain Declares War, the United States Declares Neutrality

TWE Remembers: The Sinking of the Lusitania

TWE Remembers: The Black Tom Explosion

TWE Remembers: The Zimmermann Telegram

TWE Remembers: Woodrow Wilson Asks Congress to Declare War on Germany

Remembering America’s Entry into the Great War

I also highly recommend PBS’s recent three-part series, The Great War. It is documentary film-making at its best.

Corey Cooper assisted in the preparation of this post.