Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914-1919), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619254921
  • ISBN-13: 9781619254923
  • DDC: 940.373
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of World War I on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1916 to 1919, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Opening Volleys.
1: US Ambassador's Reaction to Austria's Ultimatum.
2: Germany's Appeal to the Americans.
3: US Report on German Atrocities in Belgium.
4: US Statement on the Status of Armed Merchant Vessels.
5: US “Strict Accountability” Warning to Germany.
6: The Sinking of the Lusitania.
7: US Reaction to Allied Protest Regarding German Submarines.
8: Wilson's “Peace Without Victory” Address.
9: The British Prime Minister on America's Entry into the War.
10: The German Chancellor on the Prospect of War with the United States.
11: The French Prime Minister on America's Entry into the War.
12: Former President Taft on America's Entry into the War.
13: The US Press Office on Actions by US Naval Destroyers.
14: Germany's Crown Prince Wilhelm's Assessment of US Troops.
A Range of Reactions.
15: War Increases Toy Soldier Sales.
16: Resolutions Adopted by the International Congress of Women.
17: The Failure of German-Americanism.
18: War Is “A Blessing, Not a Curse”—The Case for Why We Must Fight.
19: A Nebraska Senator Opposes US Entry into the War.
20: The Espionage Act of 1917.
21: Walter Lippmann on the War and American Democracy.
22: America First, Now and Hereafter.
23: The Unity of America.
24: German Enemy of US Hanged by Mob.
25: Remarks by Scott Nearing at His Trial.
26: The Sedition Act of 1918.
27: No Negroes Allowed.
Outside Influences.
28: Report on Armenian Genocide.
29: US-Mexico Tensions.
30: The Zimmerman Telegram.
31: US Participation in the Archangel Expedition in Russia.
War Preparedness.
32: President Woodrow Wilson: “Do Your Bit For America”.
33: A Labor Leader on Military Conscription.
34: The Use of US Railroads During Wartime.
35: A Survey of American War Readiness.
36: The Railway Control Act.
Combat Maneuvers.
37: US Ambassador's Report of German Retreat in France.
38: On the Paris Gun.
39: The Battle of Cantigny.
40: The Battle of Belleau Wood.
41: The Second Battle of the Marne.
Soldiers' Stories.
42: Personal Letter of a Driver at the Front.
43: A Marine Flyer in France.
44: A Marine Corporal's War Diary.
45: Ernest Hemingway's Return from the Italian Front.
46: The Story of a Black Infantry Unit.
47: A Soldier's Letters Home.
48: Diary of a Soldier on the Front Lines in France.
49: Letter from a Private in the Expeditionary Force.
50: Letters Home by a Supply Officer.
51: Diary of an Artillery Soldier at the End of the War.
52: Armistice: The End of the War.
53: Diary of an Ordnance Officer Assigned to Postwar “Cleanup”.
Medical Realities.
54: The First Gas Attack.
55: The Effects of Shell Shock.
56: Diary of an Army Private at a Base Hospital.
57: The High Road to Self-Support.
58: An Army Physician on the 1918 Flu Pandemic.
A New World.
59: Wilson's Fourteen Points.
60: John Dewey: “The Social Possibilities of War”.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.