Mark A. Stoler is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Vermont, where he taught from 1970-2007. He received his bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York (1966), and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1967, 1971). He specializes in U.S. diplomatic and military history and is the author of numerous books and articles in these fields. He has also received numerous university and national awards for his scholarship and teaching.
20th Century US Conflicts: The Rise of a Superpower
By Vermont Humanities | May 25, 2018
The Spanish-American War and its related conflict in the Philippines marked the debut of the United States as a world power. How have successive wars increased that power – or callled it into question?
Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America’s operating principles and values – what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad.
These novels richly illustrate coming-of-age themes against the backdrop of World War II with three memorable protagonists- an Army bombardier, a girl on the American homefront, and a teenage survivor of the Nazi genocide.