The United States During the Interwar Years

1919–1941

Authored by: Kenneth Weisbrode

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

Print publication date:  June  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415888479
eBook ISBN: 9781135070991
Adobe ISBN: 9781135071028

10.4324/9781135070991.ch11

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Abstract

Over 100,000 Americans died in the Great War. The figure is a fraction of the number of British, French, German, Russian and other victims. However, to many Americans, it was large enough. The country entered the war late and with less conviction than it had in other wars before and after. It was not long before public opinion turned against it. That was not surprising with so many veterans—many of whom had never before left home—returning with, among other things, the deadly Spanish influenza.

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