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PEOPLE'S UNIVERSITY: The First World War, Class 7
May 16, 2017
Event starts at 7:00 PM.
This class will focus mainly on the violence and revolutionary disturbances that came at the end of the war, including Russia, Germany, Hungary, and Greeks vs. Turks, as well as the peace settlement, Versailles and other treaties, the creation of the League of Nations and its structure, and the reasons for its failure in the 1920's and 1930's. We will examine how the peace settlement created Revisionist Powers like Germany - a WWI foe - as well as three of our WWI allies that become hostile: the Soviet Union, Japan, and Italy.
Instructor: Dr. Joe Laker
Dr. Laker is Emeritus Professor of History at Wheeling Jesuit University and Chair of the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation. He earned his B.A. at Marian College and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Indiana University.
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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