Sacramento Public Library

World War I and America

5/2/2017
Join us as we embark on a series to commemorate America’s historic entry into the Great War
 
June 4
Sunday, 3 p.m.    
 

AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR

by Lynn Dumenil, Ph.D., professor emerita of history at Occidental College

She is the author of The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I. A brief introduction will be given by Melissa Washington, U.S. Navy veteran and president and founder of the Women Veterans Alliance.
June 11
Sunday, 1 p.m.  
 

THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIER

by Jennifer Keene, Ph.D., professor of history at Chapman University

She is the author of World War I: The American Soldier Experience and is currently working on a book about the African-American experience during the Great War.
July 9
Sunday, 1 p.m.
 

A DELICATE AFFAIR ON THE WESTERN FRONT: AMERICA LEARNS HOW TO FIGHT A MODERN WAR IN THE WOEVRE TRENCHES

by Col. Terrence Finnegan, WWI scholar and writer, retired USAF

His book of the same name was released in 2015.
July 30
Sunday, 1 p.m.
 

AMERICAN SECURITY, CIVIL LIBERTIES, AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR

by Carlton F.W. Larson, J.D, professor of law at UC Davis 
August 6
Sunday, 1 p.m.
 

DULCE ET DECORUM EST – POETRY OF THE GREAT WAR

by Sacramento Public Library’s Anita Dash, M.A.
August 20
Sunday, 1 p.m.
 

AMERICA ENTERS THE GREAT WAR: FROM ISOLATION TO WORLD PLAYER

by Jolie Velazquez, WWI scholar from the World War I Historical Association
All events take place at Central Library.


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