Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guests: David F Crew and Charters Wynn, Professors of History, The University of Texas at Austin
On November 11, 1918, the guns fell silent in Europe as the armistice with Germany ended World War One. World War I changed the face of Europe and the Middle East. The war had brought bloodshed on an unprecedented scale: tens of millions of people were dead, and millions more displaced. The German and Russian economy were in ruins, and both nations rebuilt in different ways before meeting on the battlefield again a generation later.
In this second roundtable on the legacy of The Great War, we are joined by David Crew and Charters Wynn from UT’s History Department to discuss the war’s impact on Germany and Russia.
Host:Joan Neuberger, Professor, Department of History and Editor, Not Even Past Guest:Jeremi Suri, Professor of History and Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs (LBJ School of Public Affairs)
World War I ended the long-standing American policy of neutrality in foreign wars, a policy seen as dating back to the time of George Washington. What forces conspired to bring the United States into World War I, and what was the reaction at home and abroad?
Historian Jeremi Suri walks us through the events and processes that brought the United States into The Great War.
Host:Christopher Rose, Outreach Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies Guest:Joan Neuberger, Professor, Department of History, and editor, Not Even Past
In the second episode discussing the tumultuous year 1917 in Russia, we examine the reasons for the failure of the February Revolution (discussed in Episode 1). How did the Bolsheviks, a small party on the far left of the political spectrum that barely merited any notice in February, come to dominate the popular revolution during 1917? And how did the Bolsheviks manage to channel their popularity into the power to seize control of the government of the world’s largest country?
Guest Joan Neuberger offers fascinating insights into the events that led to Russia’s October 1917 Revolution.