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Glen Foerd/HFU Speaker Series: "How World War One Reshaped America's Peace Movement"
Friday, November 09, 2018, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Contact Mary Carroll Johansen | mcjohansen@holyfamily.edu

"How World War One Reshaped America's Peace Movement"
Dr. John Hepp, Wilkes University
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
7:00 pm, ETC Auditorium

Marking the centennial of the Armistice, John Hepp’s presentation will focus on how the horrors of World War One, America’s intervention in the war and the subsequent peace conference affected Americans’ attitudes to war and peace. The story will begin a century before, as people in both the United States and Britain began to explore non-military solutions to international conflicts, and follow Americans as they attempted to craft ways to avoid war. The peak of America’s commitment to pacifism was in the two decades between the Spanish-American War and World War One. Philadelphia was (and remains) a center of America’s peace movement and special attention will be paid to the city’s key role.

John Hepp is a professor of history at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He focuses his writing and teaching on cultural history in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. His current project looks at the Anglo-American-Canadian influences on international law between 1800 and 1945.

The lecture is free and open to the public; all are welcome.

Location Education Technology Center Auditorium

Event Details for:
Glen Foerd/HFU Speaker Series: "How World War One Reshaped America's Peace Movement"

Friday, November 09, 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm

"How World War One Reshaped America's Peace Movement"
Dr. John Hepp, Wilkes University
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
7:00 pm, ETC Auditorium

Marking the centennial of the Armistice, John Hepp’s presentation will focus on how the horrors of World War One, America’s intervention in the war and the subsequent peace conference affected Americans’ attitudes to war and peace. The story will begin a century before, as people in both the United States and Britain began to explore non-military solutions to international conflicts, and follow Americans as they attempted to craft ways to avoid war. The peak of America’s commitment to pacifism was in the two decades between the Spanish-American War and World War One. Philadelphia was (and remains) a center of America’s peace movement and special attention will be paid to the city’s key role.

John Hepp is a professor of history at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He focuses his writing and teaching on cultural history in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. His current project looks at the Anglo-American-Canadian influences on international law between 1800 and 1945.

The lecture is free and open to the public; all are welcome.

Location : Education Technology Center Auditorium
Contact : Mary Carroll Johansen | mcjohansen@holyfamily.edu
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