America, Alsace, and Peacemaking 1919
Sponsored by the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association
Presented by Dr. Michael Neiberg
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
6:00 PM–7:30 PM Cost: $30 (registration is through the BSSCA)
In the fall of 1917 Woodrow Wilson formed a group of academics to collect data from every corner of the globe relevant to the peace process. Sixteen of the reports of this group, called the Inquiry, discussed Alsace-Lorraine; only two even considered returning the "lost provinces" to France. Although the return of Alsace-Lorraine looks inevitable in hindsight, American attitudes toward the provinces reveal much about the confusion and wide open possibilities of the period between the armistice and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.