VideoDr. Ryan Floyd discusses how Americans, especially South Carolinians, wanted to properly honor those who fought in World War I.
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Memorial Day. Celebrated annually on the last Monday in May, this day of observance is for all who died while serving
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VideoWith 2019 being the centennial of the end of World War I, Dr. Courtney Tollison Hartness analyzes how The Great War is remembered and commemorated around the globe.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised Dr. Angela Jill Cooley on how civil rights for African Americans got its roots in the early 1900's, and really took off as a result of World War I.
VideoDr. Angela Jill Cooley discusses the reasons behind food rationing, and the temporary wartime prohibition during World War I. Dr. Cooley also talks about the establishment of government food...
VideoDr. M. Ryan Floyd briefly outlines how the average American citizen felt about entering World War I, and their reactions to incidents such as the R.M.S. Lusitania sinking, Germany's submarine warfare...
VideoFor anyone interested in pursuing a career in history, or writing, then this video is for you! Experts who participated in Lander University's World War I Symposium share insight for those interested...
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised Dr. Kathryn Silva outlines what life was typically like for African Americans living in the U.S. during World War I.
VideoDr. Courtney Tollison Hartness discusses how The Great War affected South Carolina's upstate economically, and how the conflict helped modernize the region.
VideoDr. Matthew Downs discusses how the lingering effects of the American Civil War shaped the attitudes of American southerners during World War I.
VideoDr. Ryan Floyd analyzes President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, and why the United States decided to not become involved in the League of Nations following World War I.