Encyclopedia of American Studies
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press for the American Studies Association (ASA), the Encyclopedia of American Studies covers the history, philosophy, arts, and cultures of the United States in relation to the world, from pre-colonial days to the present, from various perspectives and the global American Studies movement. With over 800 online, searchable articles and accompanying bibliographies, related websites, illustrations, and supplemental material, the Encyclopedia of American Studies is the leading reference work for American Studies. Access to content on this site is open to the public and is subject to copyright protection. For terms and conditions of site use, refer to this link.
Featured Article: World War I
As Europe went to war in the summer of 1914, Americans looked to overseas events not just wondering what would happen to the Central Powers and the Allies but also asking how European events would affect Americans at home. While most Americans agreed that involvement in the war would have a powerful impact on American society, they were of two minds as to what the influence would be.
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