World War I: Making the World Safe for Democracy
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Martin C. Babicz, Ph.D. will explore America’s role during the Great War and how the so-called “War to End All Wars” impacted life in the United States. Dr. Babicz will examine how the Wilson administration directed the war effort and managed American society to quickly and efficiently convert a nation of 100 million people into a well-organized war machine. He will also look at the turmoil that erupted in the United States following the end of the war.
Martin C. Babicz, Ph.D., teaches history at the University of Colorado Boulder for the Sewall Hall History & Culture Residential Academic Program, the Communications & Society Residential Academic Program, and the History Department. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. in history from Brown University.
After working as a lobbyist in Connecticut for fifteen years, he returned to graduate school and received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. His dissertation, which explores the intersection of colonial politics and imperial policy during the Stamp Act crisis, is entitled, For Empire, Colony, and Self-Interest: Thomas Fitch and Connecticut Colonial Politics. Dr. Babicz teaches several courses on American History. He is the co-author (with Thomas W. Zeiler) of National Pastime: U.S. History through Baseball (2017), and he is the author of a chapter exploring the historiography of sports and pastimes of the 1920s in A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover (2014).
Location and Pricing
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
free for members; $10 non-members.
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