Peter Robinson, Ph.D., associate professor of history at the College of Mount St. Joseph, will speak on the U.S. role in World War I at the Delhi Township library on Saturday, February 22 at 1 p.m.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s ‘On the Same Page’ book club’s selection this year is A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith, a fictional novel about a group of Gold Star Mothers who travel to France to see their sons’ graves who were killed in World War I. Smith will be in Cincinnati from March 7-8 to meet with readers and sign her book.
Robinson’s talk, ‘The War to End All Wars? America, World War I, and the ‘Mother Half of Humanity,’” will discuss the origins of World War I, the U.S. role in it, and the debates over American involvement, including antiwar efforts of many American women, calling themselves the ‘mother half of humanity’, who fought to keep American sons from having to fight.
All events are free and open to the public.