American “Welfare Politics”: American Involvement in Jerusalem During World War I

@article{Jacobson2012AmericanP,
  title={American “Welfare Politics”: American Involvement in Jerusalem During World War I},
  author={A. Jacobson},
  journal={Israel Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={56 - 76}
}
This article discusses American involvement in Jerusalem during WW I, focusing on two American institutions active in the country and city at the time: the U.S. consulate and Consul Dr. Otis Glazebrook, and the American Colony in Jerusalem, an unofficial but important American institution. By examining these official and unofficial American “agents”, this paper argues that the American involvement in the city can shed light on America’s “welfare politics” in Palestine, whose traces can be… Expand
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