SEMINAR STUDIES IN HISTORYGeneral Editors: Clive Emsley & Gordon MartelThe First World War was a pivotal event in world history but the importance of the involvement of the United States is often overlooked. This new Seminar Study provides a concise, comprehensive and engaging evaluation of the war's significance in American history by examining the causes of the war; mobilization on the homefront; key social reforms enacted during the war; military strategy; the experiences of common soldiers; the Versailles Peace Treaty and the lessons the Americans drew in their postwar years from their wartime experiences.The United States and the First World War contains these key features:? Detailed analytical coverage of the political, social, military and diplomatic aspects of the American participation in the First World War? A Documents Section containing fascinating primary source material? A Glossary, Chronology, Bibliography and Guide to Key Personalities providing a wealth of additional information? A number of black and white photographs that help bring the history of the period to life?
A Map Section that helps readers to visualize the tensions between countries as well as the progress on the battlefieldWritten in a lively style, the book offers a concise and illuminating history of a fascinating, yet often neglected, aspect of the history of the First World War. It is sure to be welcomed by students in departments of History as well as anyone trying to understand how the First World War dramatically changed the lives of millions of Americans.Jennifer D. Keene is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Redlands in southern California.