His­to­rian to dis­cuss Amer­ica and the West­ern Front

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ONEIDA, N.Y. >> In a World War I Cen­te­nary pro­gram at Oneida Pub­lic Li­brary, his­to­rian and lec­turer Tom Henry on Satur­day, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. presents “Over There: Amer­ica on the West­ern Front,” a show and tell about the Amer­i­can Ex­pe­di­tionary Forces’ role on the West­ern Front in the last year of World War I.

Henry will also dis­cuss Pres­i­dent Woodrow Wil­son’s guide to peace, “The Four­teen Points,” and the po­lit­i­cal and diplo­matic tur­moil that fol­lowed the Ar­mistice of Nov. 11, 1918, lead­ing up to the Ver­sailles Peace Con­fer­ence of 1919.

Henry, a re­tired so­cial stud­ies teacher at Liver­pool High School, lec­tures ex­ten­sively in the Greater Syra­cuse area on Amer­i­can con­sti­tu­tional, mil­i­tary, po­lit­i­cal and pres­i­den­tial his­tory, par­tic­u­larly at the Oa­sis In­sti­tute of Syra­cuse. He spoke most re­cently at the OPL last Novem­ber on the mil­i­tary his­tory of World War I and U.S. en­try in it.

Pre­vi­ously at the OPL, Henry has lec­tured on women’s suf­frage and the 19th Amend­ment, con­tested pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, “for­got­ten” pres­i­dents, the U.S. at the out­break of World War II, the Bat­tle of Get­tys­burg and the Union’s pris­oner of war camp in Elmira, N.Y.

Henry’s pro­gram “Over There” is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, stop by the Oneida Li­brary, 220 Broad St., or call 315-363-3050.

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