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World War I

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

(1914–18)

A war fought between the Allied Powers – Britain, France, Russia, Japan, and Serbia – who were joined in the course of the war by Italy (1915), Portugal and Romania...

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World War I

Dorothy Salem.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History. 4757 words.

World War I transformed the consciousness of black women in America. The war years offered black women the opportunity for

World War I

Dorothy Salem.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4710 words.

World War I transformed the consciousness of black women in America. The war years offered black women the opportunity for

World War I Poetry

Sarah Cole.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 6273 words.

World War I holds a unique place in literary studies: it is the only modern war whose cultural significance has

World War I

Denise Bates.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 3505 words.

World War I (1914–1918), also known as the Great War, transformed gender roles on a global scale through

World War I

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 1156 words.

(1914–18) Essentially a civil war in Europe with global implications, World War I resulted in a shift of

World War I

Cary D. Wintz.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History. 3463 words.

World War I (August 1914 to November 1918) was a watershed event in the history of Europe and

World War I

Cary D. Wintz.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3437 words.

World War I (August 1914 to November 1918) was a watershed event in the history of Europe and the Western

World War I

Joan Beaumont.

in Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional Political Studies. 1117 words.

Australian politics have rarely been so divisive as during World War I. The huge loss of life on the battlefields

World War I

in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

January 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 2697 words.

The first two deaths of World War I came on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the

World War I

in The Oxford Companion to International Relations

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Relations. 2702 words.

The first two deaths of World War I came on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the

World War I

Samuel R. Williamson.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 2903 words.

The fateful march toward the beginning of World War I started on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, with the

World War I

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3210 words.

As the inevitable outcome of nineteenth-century imperialism, local wars, and rival power blocs in Europe, World War I had tremendous consequences. It transformed territorial...

World War I

Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon.

in Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion

October 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 8488 words.

This chapter discusses the impact of World War I on the missionary movement in the Middle East. World War I forced missionary institutions to shift their activities from evangelism to...

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World War I

William E. Ellis.

in Irvin S. Cobb

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5305 words.

Chapter 5 picks up at the start of World War I and details the importance of the press. Cobb was shipped off to Europe to be a foreign correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post. Ellis...

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World War I Origins

Dennis Showalter.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 7864 words.

The origins of World War I are best summarized in two contexts. The first stresses long-term issues such as nationalism, materialism, and militarism. It critiques a diplomatic system that...

World War I

Edited by Uma Das Gupta.

in Friendships of 'Largeness and Freedom'

August 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 12005 words.

The World War was announced while Gandhi was on a boat crossing the English Channel. His mind was instantly made up about assisting the empire by raising an Ambulance Corps to nurse the...

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World War I

Dorothy Salem.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4710 words.

World War I transformed the consciousness of black women in America. The war years offered black women the opportunity for increased intergroup cooperation, the occasion to win local...

World War I

Cary D. Wintz.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3424 words.

World War I (August 1914 to November 1918) was a watershed event in the history of Europe and the Western world. The four-year war resulted in an estimated 20 million dead, about half of...

World War I and African Americans

James Sellman.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1429 words.

For most African Americans, the United States' entry into World War I in the spring of 1917 held the promise

World War I, Home Front

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1036 words.

American participation in World War I lasted only nineteen months, but it had substantial consequences for American social history. The