Abandoning American Neutrality

Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914–December 1915

  • Authors
  • M. Ryan Floyd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 1-6
  3. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 7-30
  4. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 31-52
  5. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 53-72
  6. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 73-95
  7. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 97-120
  8. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 121-147
  9. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 149-171
  10. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 173-188
  11. M. Ryan Floyd
    Pages 189-193
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 195-251

About this book


During the first 18 months of World War I, Woodrow Wilson sought to maintain American neutrality, but as this carefully argued study shows, it was ultimately an unsustainable stance. The tension between Wilson's idealism and pragmatism ultimately drove him to abandon neutrality, paving the way for America's entrance into the war in 1917.


Anglo-American 5327 Britain Europe peace Woodrow Wilson World War I

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46259-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33412-1
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