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By A. Scott Berg

For the centenary of America's access into international battle I, A. Scott Berg provides a landmark anthology of yankee writing from the cataclysmic clash that set the process the 20 th century.

Few americans relish the importance and depth of America's experience of global conflict I, the worldwide cataclysm that reworked the modern world. released to mark the centenary of the U.S. access into the conflict, World struggle I: instructed via the americans Who Lived It brings jointly a large range of writings via American individuals and observers to inform a vibrant and dramatic firsthand tale from the outbreak of conflict in 1914 throughout the Armistice, the Paris Peace convention, and the League of countries debate. The eighty-eight women and men gathered within the volume--soldiers, airmen, nurses, diplomats, statesmen, political activists, journalists--provide targeted insights into how americans of every stripe perceived the struggle, why they supported or adversarial intervention, how they skilled the nightmarish truth of business battle, and the way the conflict changed American existence. Richard Harding Davis witnesses the burning of Louvain; Edith Wharton excursions front within the Argonne and Flanders; John Reed studies from Serbia and Bukovina; Charles Lauriat describes the sinking of the Lusitania; Leslie Davis files the Armenian genocide; Jane Addams and Emma Goldman protest against militarism; Victor Chapman and Edmond Genet fly with the Lafayette Escadrille; Floyd Gibbons, Hervey Allen, and Edward Lukens event the ferocity of strive against in Belleau wooden, Fismette, and the Meuse-Argonne; and Ellen La Motte and Mary Borden unflinchingly learn the "human wreckage" brought into army hospitals. W.E.B. Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, and Claude McKay protest the racist remedy of black squaddies and the violence directed at African american citizens at the domestic entrance; Carrie Chapman Catt connects the conflict with the struggle for ladies suffrage; Willa Cather explores the impression of the war on rural Nebraska; Henry may well recounts a perilous influenza outbreak onboard a troop delivery; Oliver Wendell Holmes weighs the boundaries of loose speech in wartime; Woodrow Wilson envisions a global with no conflict. A coda provides three iconic literary works by way of Ernest Hemingway, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos.

With an creation and headnotes through A. Scott Berg, short biographies of the writers, and endpaper maps.

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