The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson: American War Aims in World War I

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NOTES
1.
See Warren Cohen, The American Revisionists ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967), 9-13.
2.
For example, Wilson resisted Allied presssure to send a permanent political representative to the Supreme War Council, 12 although the ubiquitous Colonel House did attend a few sessions. See David F. Trask, The United States in the Supreme War Council ( Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1961); Wilton Fowler, British-American Relations, 1917- 1918: The Role of Sir William Wiseman ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969), 5.
3.
The best exemplars of the "liberal school" on Wilson are Ernest May , The World War and American Isolation, 1914-1917 ( Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1959), and Arthur S. Link, Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era, 1914-1917 ( New York: Harper and Row, 1954).
4.
Robert E. Osgood, Ideals and Self-Interest in America's Foreign Relations ( Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1953), 262-3; George F. Kennan , American Diplomacy, 1900-1950 ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951), 87.
5.
For a major revisionist critique on the role of force in Wilsonian foreign policy, see Frederick Calhoun, Power and Principle ( Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1986).
6.
For example, Sidney Bell, Righteous Conquest ( New York: Kennikat Press, 1972).
7.
V. H. Rothwell, British War Aims and Peace Diplomacy, 1914- 1918 ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971), 22.
8.
Fritz Fischer, Germany's Aims in the First World War ( New York: W.W. Norton, 1967), 306-7.
9.
Arthur Link, Woodrow Wilson: Revolution, War and Peace ( Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1979), 5-9.
10.
Herbert Croly, The Promise of American Life ( New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965 [ 1909]), 296-8, 311.
11.
Croly, Promise, 257.
12.
Holger Herwig, Politics of Frustration ( Stanford, CA: Hoover Institute Press, 1969), 19.
13.
Lewis Einstein, A Diplomat Looks Back, Lawrence Gelfand (ed.), ( New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1968), xxi-xxiii.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Chapter 1 - Containment 1917 1
  • Notes 10
  • Chapter 2 - Most Terrible of All Wars 13
  • Notes 24
  • Chapter 3 - A Cruel and Unmanly Business 27
  • Notes 36
  • Chapter 4 - Not One Chance in Thousands 39
  • Notes 56
  • Chapter 5 - Toward an American Neutrality 61
  • Notes 80
  • Chapter 6 - These People Have One God -- Force 83
  • Notes 93
  • Chapter 7 - The Sun Rises in the West 97
  • Notes 111
  • Chapter 8 - Force Without Stint or Limit 117
  • Notes 129
  • Chapter 9 - Venomous Victories 133
  • Notes 141
  • Bibliography 143
  • Index 155
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