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1919: The Year Our World Began William K. Klingaman

1919: The Year Our World Began

William K. Klingaman

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ISBN : 9780060972516
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689 pages
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When the First World War ended, the leaders of the great nations gathered in Paris to create a new and improved world from the postwar chaos. President Woodrow Wilson brought great dreams of setting up a powerful League of Nations. But in 1919, manyMoreWhen the First World War ended, the leaders of the great nations gathered in Paris to create a new and improved world from the postwar chaos. President Woodrow Wilson brought great dreams of setting up a powerful League of Nations. But in 1919, many things happened to destroy the idealism born in the moment of victory. There was civil war in Russia, the founding of the Nazi and fascist movements, the Indian struggle for independence against the British.In the U.S., we had the Great Red Scare, violent race riots, and the Black Sox scandal in the World Series. In this fascinating work, Klingaman traces the political, diplomatic, social, cultural, and psychological changes that combined to make 1919, in essence, the first year of the twentieth century.