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Frances Humphrey Lecture Series Date Change. This lecture will be on Thursday, September 20th rather than the 4th Thursday of the month.

Most Americans possess only a hazy understanding of World War I or its significance for the United States. So why not leave it there? Why bother with this history lesson? How the nation responded to the challenge of fighting its first modern war re-made America, leading to female suffrage, the modern civil rights movement, the drive to protect civil liberties, new conceptions of military service, and an expanded role for the United States in the world. This lecture examines home-front mobilization and the experiences of soldiers on the battlefield, while also considering how the war affected women, immigrants, and African Americans. In the inter-war period, Americans tried to “learn lessons” from the Great War in unexpected ways, revealing additional ways that the war continued to impact American society.

Presenter information: Jennifer D. Keene is a professor of history and chair of the History Department at Chapman University. She is also the current President of the Society of Military History. She has published three books and numerous articles on the American involvement in the First World War including Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001), World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011), and The United States and the First World War (2000).  In addition, she is the lead author for an American history textbook, Visions of America: A History of the United States that uses a visual approach to teaching students U.S. history. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, including Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to France and Australia and Mellon Library of Congress Fellowship in International Studies.  She has served as an historical consultant for exhibits and films, and was recently featured in the PBS documentary mini-series, The Great War.

Cost:  $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under.

Seating is limited. Reservation link will be active soon.

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09/20/2018 18:30:0009/20/2018 19:30:00America/Los_AngelesFrances Humphrey Lecture Series: Experiencing World War I: America During the Great War by Dr. Jennifer KeeneFrances Humphrey Lecture Series Date Change. This lecture will be on Thursday, September 20th rather than the 4th Thursday of the month. Most Americans possess only a hazy understanding of World War I or its significance for the United States. So why not leave it there? Why bother with this history lesson? How the nation responded to the challenge of fighting its first modern war re-made America, leading to female suffrage, the modern civil rights movement, the drive to protect civil liberties, new conceptions of military service, and an expanded role for the United States in the world. This lecture examines home-front mobilization and the experiences of soldiers on the battlefield, while also considering how the war affected women, immigrants, and African Americans. In the inter-war period, Americans tried to “learn lessons” from the Great War in unexpected ways, revealing additional ways that the war continued to impact American society. Presenter information: Jennifer D. Keene is a professor of history and chair of the History Department at Chapman University. She is also the current President of the Society of Military History. She has published three books and numerous articles on the American involvement in the First World War including Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001), World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011), and The United States and the First World War (2000).  In addition, she is the lead author for an American history textbook, Visions of America: A History of the United States that uses a visual approach to teaching students U.S. history. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, including Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to France and Australia and Mellon Library of Congress Fellowship in International Studies.  She has served as an historical consultant for exhibits and films, and was recently featured in the PBS documentary mini-series, The Great War. Cost:  $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under. Seating is limited. Reservation link will be active soon.Reno, NV
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