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World War I and America: Introduction

This guide showcases the NSU Alvin Sherman Library programming and an exhibit on World War I, made possible with a the assistance of the Library of America and with support from the Gilder Lehrman Institute, the NEH, and other partners,


In this guide, you will find information about the World War I and America exhibit and programming  at the Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library.


This series of programs and exhibit  are part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.  

World War I and America

World War I events at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library

World War I and America Exhibit

April 1-23, NSU Alvin Sherman Library

Opening program: April 1:


World War I and America Reading and Discussion Group
A WW I centennial Reading and Discussion Group. Explore the War and its meaning through the words of those who lived it.

Join other interested in World War I to read excerpts of essays, speeches, poems, plays, fiction and nonfiction about  the war.  Register for the first  program by XX  to receive a copy of the first reader.

  • March 21: Why Fight?: Reader 1 Register
  • March 28: The Experience of War: Reader 2 Register
  • April 4 : Race and WW I: Reader 3 Register
  • April 11: American Women at War. Reader 4 Register
  • April 18: The Home Front. Reader 5 Register
  • April 25: America on the World Stage. Reader 6 Register
  • May 2: Coming Home. Reader 7 Register

 World War I and America Lectures

  • April: Genealogy, Nora Quinlan  Register
  • April: Professor David Kilroy, NSU Register
  • April: From Slavery to Freedom by Professor Michael Bernath, University of Miami Register
  • April: Secession and Union by Professor Stephen D. Engle of Florida Atlantic University Register
World War I Depicted in Films Series
  • April: Wings
  • April: All Quiet on the Western Front
  • April: Joyeux Noel
  • April: War Horse