Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Frederick W. Adrian
On Sunday morning, June 28, 1914 an obscure Serbian student named Gavrio Prinzip in the almost equally obscure city of Sarajebo in the Hapsburg province of Bosia fired the shots which ended the lives of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, the Duchess of Hohenburg. Thus a chain of events was sent in motion which a few weeks later plunged most of Europe and parts of every other continent in the world into the greatest war yet recorded in human annals. Of all the powerful nations of the world, only the United Staes manged to avoid, for any length of time, participation in this conflict.
Dalstrom, Harl Adams, "The midwestern press and American neutrality: Study of the editorial attitudes of three Omaha newspapers toward the European War 1914-1917" (1959). Student Work. 367.
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