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Video of Dr. Michael Neiberg’s Feb. 11, 2018 Talk:

The University of Tennessee Center for the Study of War & Society and the Department of History in partnership with the East Tennessee Historical Society presents a taped lecture of:

Dr. Michael Neiberg’s Feb. 11, 2018 Talk:

The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America

If you would like to watch the lecture please click on the links below:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqNnP6esx94

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ6KryzfKdQ&t=126s 

Description of the Talk: American entry into the Great War resulted from lengthy debate and soul searching about national identity and the nation’s role on the world stage. In his talk, Michael Neiberg will track American responses to the outbreak of the war in 1914, the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, and the debates about military preparedness in 1916. By April 1917, most Americans had come to see belligerence as America’s only remaining option. Rather than seeing American entry into the war as an exceptional event, we need to understand it as fundamental to American history and America’s relationship to the world in the century since.

About the Speaker: Michael S. Neiberg is the inaugural chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College. He is the author of The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America, Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I, and Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe.

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