Thursday, October 18, 7 PM, at the Depot
With Dan Breen, Professor of Legal Studies at Brandeis University.
In the Spring of 1917, while most of Europe was mired in the calamitous First World War, the United States was enjoying a prosperous peace. It's factories were humming along producing goods for embattled Britain and France, and its farmers were experiencing the kind of boom times few of them had ever seen before. Why, then, did President Wilson deem it crucial for the United States to actually enter the war, committing Americans to the misery of the trenches? We will explore that deeply controversial question, which a century later, continues to divide historians.
Free and open to the public!
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