Come On In, America: The United States in World War I

Come On In, America: The United States in World War I

by Linda Barrett Osborne

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On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and joined World War I. German submarine attacks on American ships in March 1917 were the overt motive for declaring war, but the underlying reasons were far more complex. Even after the United States officially joined, Americans were divided on whether they should be a part of it. Americans were told they were fighting a war for democracy, but with racial segregation rampant in the United States, new laws against dissent and espionage being passed, and bankers and industrial leaders gaining increased influence and power, what did democracy mean? Come On In, America explores not only how and why the United
States joined World War I, but also the events—at home and overseas—that changed the course of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683350583
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Linda Barrett Osborne is the author of Traveling the Freedom RoadMiles to Go for Freedom, and This Land Is Our Land. She was a senior writer-editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office for fifteen years. Osborne lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 War Begins in Europe 7

Chapter 2 The United States Stays Neutral-or Does It? 21

Chapter 3 The United States joins the Fight 37

Chapter 4 New and Improved Weapons 55

Chapter 5 The War on Our Home Front 71

Chapter 6 African Americans at War and at Home 97

Chapter 7 Women, Suffrage, and Service 113

Chapter 8 Peace with Victory and a Price 127

Chapter 9 War's Legacy 137

Time Line of Key Events 147

Notes 155

Selected Bibliography 164

Image Credits 166

Acknowledgments 167

Index 168

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