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The American Defense of Neutral Rights, 1914-1917
The American Defense of Neutral Rights, 1914-1917
By Alice M. Morrissey
Harvard University Press, 1939, 230 pp

The conclusions of this monograph are that "The United States went to war with Germany because it passed a moral judgment on her behavior, because it insisted upon a broad interpretation of neutral rights, and because after developing a huge economic interest in one side, it lacked an economic deterrent to going to war with the other." Certain omissions in the bibliography throw doubt on the author's thoroughness.