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  • World War I African Americans and Civil Rights
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    World War I, African Americans and Civil Rights

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity. In conjunction, the museum also has…

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  • Ottoman Empire After World War I
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    Ottoman Empire After World War I

    Yiğit Akin is the author of When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire. He discussed his book, which looks at the impact of World War I on ordinary Ottomans…

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  • US Army in Northern Russia 19181919
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    U.S. Army in Northern Russia, 1918-1919

    World War I scholar and author James Carl Nelson discussed his book, The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918 to 1919. In August of 1918, about…

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  • National World War I Museum and Memorial Part 1
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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 1

    Matthew Naylor gave a tour of and talked about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, built to preserve the history of what was at the time called “The Great War” and to honor the…

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  • Psychological Impact on World War I Pilots
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    Psychological Impact on World War I Pilots

    Author Mark Wilkins examined the psychological impact of World War I aerial combat and the disorder known as “aeroneurosis,” a nervous condition brought on by flying. He also talked about…

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  • Harry Truman During World War I
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    Harry Truman During World War I

    Harry Truman was the only U.S. president to have seen combat during World War I. Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum curator Clay Bauske toured the “Heroes or Corpses” exhibit, which follows Harry…

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  • World War I US Railroad Operations
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    World War I U.S. Railroad Operations

    Historian Rudolph Daniels talked about his book, The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I. He argued that the ability to move troops, equipment and…

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  • US Supreme Court During World War I
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    U.S. Supreme Court During World War I

    Author and Virginia Commonwealth University history professor emeritus Melvin Urofsky described the constitutional issues the Supreme Court faced during World War I. He was introduced by…

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  • How World War I Affected the US
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    How World War I Affected the U.S.

    Historian Garrett Peck talked about his book, The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath. He chronicled how the war impacted Americans as well as societal issues such as Prohibition,…

    281 views
  • Romagne 19141918 Museum
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    Romagne 1914-1918 Museum

    The French vllage of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon is on the edge of the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery where more than 14,000 American World War I soldiers are buried. The founder and owner of a…

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  • emThe Great War in Americaem
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    The Great War in America

    Historian Garrett Peck talked about his book, The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath.

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  • Unknown Soldier of World War I
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    Unknown Soldier of World War I

    On November 11, 1921, the remains of an unidentified WWI soldier were interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Combat historian Patrick O’Donnell explained how the soldier’s remains were chosen and…

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  • Treaty of Versailles and Its Impact on World War II
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    Treaty of Versailles and Its Impact on World War II

    Did the conditions of World War I’s Treaty of Versailles lead to World War II? University of Toronto professor Margaret MacMillan explored the 1918 armistice, the treaty’s terms, and the…

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  • US Supreme Court and Free Speech During World War I
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    U.S. Supreme Court and Free Speech During World War I

    University of Chicago law Professor Laura Weinrib talked about how the U.S. Supreme Court addressed free speech cases during World War I. She is the author of the book, The Taming of Free Speech:…

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  • emThunder in the Argonneem
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    Thunder in the Argonne

    Douglas Mastriano talked about the defense of the Argonne Forest and Meuse River Valley by Gen. John Pershing and his Doughboys during World War One.

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  • Viewing World War I Through the Lens of World War II
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    Viewing World War I Through the Lens of World War II

    University of Cambridge international history professor David Reynolds compared how five countries separately viewed World War I before the second World War began, and argued how…

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  • Black Soldiers in France and Jim Crow America
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    Black Soldiers in France and Jim Crow America

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith examined how African Americans endured military service during World War I while simultaneously battling the racism of Jim Crow America. She argued that the…

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  • World War I Lessons
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    World War I Lessons

    Historians Michael Neiberg and Geoffrey Wawro discussed how French and U.S. military strategies used toward the end of World War I were applied in World War II. This talk was part of a…

    293 views
  • emThe Escape Artistsem
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    The Escape Artists

    Neal Bascomb recounted a group of Allied prisoners who escaped a German POW camp in 1918, digging a tunnel for several months and then traveling 150 miles to Holland.

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  • US Army World War I Exhibit
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    U.S. Army World War I Exhibit

    C-SPAN toured the “Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France” centennial exhibit at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center with curator Kaleb Dissinger. The exhibit tells the story of U.S. involvement…

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