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Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914-December 1915

M. Ryan Floyd
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781137334114 (alk. paper), 1137334118 (alk. paper)
Summary
During the first twelve months of World War I President Woodrow Wilson had a sincere desire to maintain American neutrality. The president, however, soon found this position unsustainable. As Wilson sought to mediate an end to the European conflict he realized that the war presented an irresistible opportunity to strengthen the US economy though expanded trade with the Allies. As this carefully argued study shows, the contradiction between Wilson's idealistic and pragmatic aims ultimately drove him to abandon neutrality in late 1915 - helping to pave the way for America's entrance into the war. -- Publisher website.
Contents
  • "An awful cataclysm": July 1914-September 1914
  • "An exceedingly tender spot": October 1914-November 1914
  • "We are at peace with the world": October 1914-December 1914
  • "A friend to all of them": December 1914-January 1915
  • "Twittering of a sparrow": February 1915-April 1915
  • "The palliations of piracy": April 1915-June 1915
  • "The shadow of war": June 1915-August 1915
  • "He has thus crossed the Rubicon": September 1915-December 1915.
Description
x, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) and index.
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