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PEOPLE'S UNIVERSITY: The First World War, Class 3
April 18, 2017
Event starts at 7:00 PM.
After three years of unprecedented mobilization and combat, the members of the Triple Entente and Central Powers began showing real societal fractures. As a general war weariness set in across Europe, the powers on flanks -- France and Russia -- experienced mutiny and revolution, respectively, while the German Empire, increasingly plagued by food shortages and civil unrest, desperately searched for a way to win the war quickly. By unleashing unrestricted submarine warfare, Germany drew in the last of the non-belligerent Great Powers -- the United States -- and the arrival of fresh troops, backed by American industry, proved vital in turning the tide of war.
Dr. Jeff Rutherford is Assistant Professor of History at Wheeling Jesuit University. He earned his B.A. at SUNY at Binghamton, his M.A. at SUNY at Albany and his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin.
In keeping with the mission of public libraries as sanctuaries of free learning for all people, the Ohio County Public Library created The People’s University, a free program for adults who wish to continue their education in the liberal arts. The People’s University features courses—taught by experts in each subject—that enable patrons to pursue their goal of lifelong learning in classic subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature.
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