Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson : progressivism, internationalism, war, and peace /

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Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008.
Description:ix, 359 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Wilson, Woodrow, -- 1856-1924 -- Political and social views -- Congresses.
Wilson, Woodrow, -- 1856-1924 -- Influence -- Congresses.
Wilson, Woodrow, -- 1856-1924.
Cold War (1945-1989)
World War (1914-1918)
Progressivism (United States politics) -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Internationalism -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Congresses.
Cold War -- Congresses.
World politics -- 1900-1945 -- Congresses.
Peace-building, American -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Diplomatic relations.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Peace-building, American.
Political and social views.
Politics and government
Progressivism (United States politics)
World politics.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1913-1921 -- Congresses.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1913-1921 -- Congresses.
United States.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Cooper, John Milton.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
ISBN:9780801890741 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801890748 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Papers from a symposium held in Washington, DC, on Oct. 28, 2006 and cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Review by Choice Review

The 20th century, with its potent combination of progress and tradition coupled with a search for lasting peace in the face of world conflagration, can be claimed as belonging to Woodrow Wilson. During his two terms, the 28th president pursued bold, innovative agendas in both domestic and foreign policy, culminating in 1918 with his Fourteen Points, which remain groundbreaking in their advocacy of self-determination and global cooperation and immeasurable in their impact upon the conduct of world diplomacy. The Woodrow Wilson International Center has done an admirable job of keeping that legacy relevant, as reflected in this new book. The essays cover a myriad of pertinent topics and are consistently well argued and thought-provoking; notable are those by Lloyd Ambrosius and Emily Rosenberg. Yet the inherent flaw of this volume is one confronted by most modern scholars who attempt to place their subject within a thoroughly modern context: the danger of judging their subject's conduct by contemporary values (i.e., the essays on Wilson and race issues). Despite its flaws, however, this is a highly valuable volume for Wilson scholars. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. M. J. C. Taylor independent scholar

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Review by Choice Review