World War I
"Spirit of the American Doughboy" World War I memorial, Wheeling, West Virginia. Courtesy West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Mark the anniversary of the Great War and its lasting impacts on American life and culture by hosting an OAH Distinguished Lecturer.
For further reading
"Interchange: World War I," including comments from OAH Distinguished Lecturers Chris Capozzola, Jennifer D. Keene, and Chad Williams, Journal of American History, September 2015
"Why World War I Matters in American History" by OAH Distinguished Lecturer Jennifer D. Keene, The American Historian, February 2015. "Challenging old paradigms, the new scholarship underscores how the war permanently transformed individuals, social movements, politics, foreign policy, culture, and the military." Keene writes. "The historical scholarship connects the war to key issues in twentieth-century American history: the rise of the United States as a world power, the success of social justice movements, and the growth of federal power. Collectively, historians of the war make a compelling case for why the war matters in American history."