Civil War Institute
This summer marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. In the United States, the war has been long eclipsed by the other great conflicts straddling it - the Civil War and Second World War - and as a result has been unfairly pushed to the margins in our national memory.
My hope is that the First World War's centennial, starting this summer and ending in 2018, will be an opportunity for Americans to break out of our intellectual isolationism and discover again a conflict that not only transformed world history, but also America's place within it. [excerpt]
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Isherwood, Ian A., "A Time to Remember U.S. Rise as a World Power" (2014). Civil War Institute Faculty Publications. 9.
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