1917: America Joins the Fight

NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017
Early Bird Registration Now Open

The United States emerged from its traditional isolation in 1917 and began to take its place in the forefront of world affairs. As the U.S. mobilized its farms, industries, and formed a large army, it confronted curtailing civil liberties and faced a possible demand for equity in return for support. American leaders believed their choice to join the Entente confirmed a particular form of governance, social, and economic organization, while on the other side of the globe a radically different form was defined by the Russian people. While these competing visions were voiced, the old idea of taking the land of the vanquished was the vision of elite, eyeing the Ottoman Empire.

Featured speakers include Michael Neiberg and Jennifer Keene.

Early Bird Registration is now open. Full schedule, hotel information, and more to come.

 Curious about the Museum's Symposiums?

Watch videos of the presentations from the 2016 Symposium, 1916: TOTAL WAR, the 2015 Symposium, 1915: EMPIRES AT WAR, CHURCHILL'S GALLIPOLLI AND AN AMERICA DIVIDED and the 2014 Symposium, 1914: GLOBAL WAR AND AMERICAN NEUTRALITY on YouTube.

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A full refund on symposium registration fees will be available until the early registration date. After that date, a 50% refund will be available until the day prior to the symposium. No refunds will be issued after that date. Please contact Mark Gunter at mgunter@theworldwar.org or 816.888.8103 for more details or to receive a refund.