Join renowned historian and World War II scholar Dr. Mark Stoler for a special evening as he discusses World War II: Perceptions, Myths and Realities.
For more than sixty years Americans have maintained strong beliefs regarding the causes, consequences, and lessons of World War II, lessons they have consistently cited to justify postwar U.S. policies. Scholars have called into question many of these beliefs, however, labeling them ethnocentric perceptions that distort the history of the war and ignore the contributions and perspectives of other powers and peoples. This lecture compares our standard perceptions of the war with what historians now maintain. It also analyzes the alternative vision of American participation in the war that has arisen in the last three decades.
Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 PM in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library,
Washington and Lee University
Dr. Stoler is the editor of The Marshall Papers project of the George C. Marshall Foundation, the Robert C. Griffith '52 Scholar at W&L, and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Vermont.