The formative period of Anglo-American relations during the First World War, July 1914 - December 1915

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dc.contributor Beeler, John F.
dc.contributor Huebner, Andrew J.
dc.contributor Selesky, Harold E.
dc.contributor Snow, Donald M.
dc.contributor.advisor Jones, Howard
dc.contributor.author Floyd, Michael Ryan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:28:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:28:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000315
dc.identifier.other Floyd_alatus_0004D_10324
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/821
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract When the First World War began in August 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared that he wanted the United States to remain neutral. By avoiding the conflict in Europe he hoped to demonstrate that his country held itself to a higher standard and that he was an honest broker who could mediate an end to the war. Additionally, Wilson hoped that the United States could profit from selling goods to the belligerents. He was not, however, well-versed in diplomacy, nor was he a non-partisan observer. This disposition, along with his desire for American prosperity, regularly influenced his policies and, in turn, aided the Allies. Yet, regardless of his restricted and often parochial approach to international affairs, Wilson did not intentionally violate American neutrality in the early months of the war. His position changed as the conflict progressed because Britain and the United States gradually increased their economic and political ties to the point that U.S. and U.K. interests became Anglo-American interests. This dissertation examines how the intertwining of U.S. and British political and economic interests during the first eighteen months of the First World War induced Wilson to intentionally deviate from neutrality and provide calculated support for the Allies.
dc.format.extent 330 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other History, United States
dc.subject.other History, European
dc.subject.other History, Military
dc.title The formative period of Anglo-American relations during the First World War, July 1914 - December 1915
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of History
etdms.degree.discipline History
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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