Hybrid: Nassau County Historical Society presents Long Island’s Gold Coast Elite and The Great War

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Lecture

Age Group:

Adults
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Program Description

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Join us to hear how the leading families of the North Shore, through a potent combination of ethnicity, social status and financial self-interest mobilized to support the Allies at the outbreak of war in 1914. These efforts undercut the Wilson Administration’s official policy of neutrality and set the country on a course which led inexorably to war with Germany in 1917.

Richard F. Welch taught American history at L.I.U. and Farmingdale State College.  He was editor of the Long Island Forum and contributing editor of the Journal of Long Island History. He authored  seven books,  numerous articles and contributed to the Encyclopedia of New York State. He is currently a trustee of the Suffolk County Historical Society.

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