America's Great War: World War I and the American Experience

America's Great War: World War I and the American Experience

by Robert Zieger, Robert H. Zieger

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Recent bestsellers by Niall Ferguson and John Keegan have created tremendous popular interest in World War I. In America's Great War prominent historian Robert H. Zieger examines the causes, prosecution, and legacy of this bloody conflict from a frequently overlooked perspective, that of American involvement. This is the first book to illuminate both America's dramatic influence on the war and the war's considerable impact upon our nation. Zieger's engaging narrative provides vivid descriptions of the famous battles and diplomatic maneuvering, while also chronicling America's rise to prominence within the postwar world. On the domestic front, Zieger details how the war forever altered American politics and society by creating the National Security State, generating powerful new instruments of social control, bringing about innovative labor and social welfare programs, and redefining civil liberties and race relations. America's Great War promises to become the definitive history of America and World War I.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742599253
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/13/2001
Series: Critical Issues in American History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 708,051
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Robert H. Zieger is professor of history at the University of Florida.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Chronology
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 A World at War, 1914-15
Chapter 4 War, Peace, War
Chapter 5 Mobilizing for War
Chapter 6 Over There
Chapter 7 Class, Race, Gender
Chapter 8 Making the Peace
Chapter 9 Postwar America
Chapter 10 Questions for Americans

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