Pre-War Years 1913-1917

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Pre-War Years 1913-1917

By Frederic L. Paxson
Houghton Mifflin, 1936
427 pp. $3.75
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The author of the "History of the American Frontier" turns to the first Wilson Administration. Though for America this was nominally a period of peace, the existence of the Great War in Europe during three of the four years causes the author to emphasize the problems of our neutrality. His explanation of America's entry into the war approaches the Seymour and Baker thesis, with its stress on the submarine, rather than that of Millis and Grattan. Political events throughout receive proportionately more attention than social or cultural matters.