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The Global Challenge of Peace: 1919 as a Contested Threshold to a New World Order

Matt Perry


This book scrutinizes the events of 1919 from below: the global underside of the Wilsonian moment. During 1919 the Great Powers redrew the map of the world with the Treaties of Paris and established the League of Nations intending to prevent future war. Yet, that 1919 was a complex threshold between war and peace contested on a global scale is often missed. This process began prior to war’s end with mutinies, labour and consumer unrest, colonial revolt but reached a high point in 1919. Most obviously, the Russian Revolutions of 1917 continued into 1919 which signalled a decisive year for the B ... More

Keywords: 1919, revolution, counter-revolution, race, labour, gender, anti-imperialism, general strike, Great War, Versailles Treaty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800857193
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800857193.001.0001


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Matt Perry, editor

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I Race, Labour and Empire

1 The Black and the Red

Tyler Stovall

II Transnationalism Women’s Activism in 1919

5 Sylvia Pankhurst in 1919

Neelam Srivastava

6 Women as Peacemakers

Sarah Hellawell

III Revolution and Counter-Revolution

9 1919

Tim Kirk

10 The ‘Soviet Ark’ in Context

Daniel J. Rooney and Jeffrey A. Johnson

IV Contested Transitions to Peace

12 Educating the Peace

Jude Murphy and Nigel Todd

V Reinterpretations of 1919

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