A School History of the Great War

A School History of the Great War

A School History of the Great War

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 A SCHOOL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR


 BY


 ALBERT E. McKINLEY, PH.D.


 PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA


 CHARLES A. COULOMB, PH.D.


 DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, PHILADELPHIA


 AND


 ARMAND J. GERSON, PH.D.


 DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, PHILADELPHIA


     
     Copyright, 1918, by

     Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson

     
 PREFACE


     This brief history of the world's greatest war was prepared upon the suggestion of the National Board for Historical Service. Its purpose is to expand into an historical narrative the outline of the study of the war which the authors prepared for the Board and which was published by the United States Bureau of Education as Teachers' Leaflet No. 4, in August, 1918. The arrangement of chapters and the choice of topics have been largely determined by the various headings in the outline for the course in grades seven and eight.
     The authors trust that the simple presentation here given may aid in developing a national comprehension of the issues involved in the war; and they hope it may play some part in preparing the American people for the solution of the great problems which lie immediately before us.
 CONTENTS


     
  CHAPTER I. EUROPE BEFORE THE GREAT WAR 5 II. WHY GERMANY WANTED WAR 27 III. GERMAN MILITARISM 34 IV. INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE HAGUE CONFERENCES 38 V. INTERNATIONAL JEALOUSIES AND ALLIANCES 48 VI. THE BALKAN STATES 59 VII. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE GREAT WAR 67 VIII. THE WAR IN 1914 77 IX. THE WAR IN 1915 95 X. THE WAR IN 1916 107 XI. THE WAR IN 1917 118 XII. THE WAR IN 1918 135 XIII. THE UNITED STATES IN THE WAR 152 XIV. QUESTIONS OF THE COMING PEACE 168 CHRONOLOGY—Principal Events of the War 181 INDEX 190