Over There? Over My Dead Body!
Monday April 3, 2017
6:30 PM until 7:30 PM
The First World War was a cataclysmic event, shattering the lives of millions and ending the optimism that defined so much of the 19th Century. Even now, historians are unsure of exactly what caused the war, whether it was the result of concrete factors or simply a bloodletting that had to happen. One thing was certain: The United States wanted no part of going "over there." Yet, external events, as well as its own power and interests, would draw America inexorably into the maelstrom. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, presents a talk that will center on an overview of the war and why America's government and people both wanted to stay "over here," but would in the end declare war. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting March 6, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.
Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II and the American West.
Location: Friends Room
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