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Speakers Bureau Catalog

Main Topic: Our Nation
Topic: World War I

Speaker: Spencer Davis


Nebraskans and The Great War

This presentation explores how three important Nebraskans of the time reacted to the war. William Jennings Bryan, who resigned as Secretary of State in President Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet because of his opposition to the war; Senator George Norris, who opposed President Wilson’s declaration of war; and Willa Cather, whose novel about the war won a Pulitzer Prize.


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