The Versailles Treaty and the Irish-Americans

  title={The Versailles Treaty and the Irish-Americans},
  author={J. B. Duff},
  journal={The Journal of American History},
  • J. B. Duff
  • Published 1968
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of American History
H ISTORICAL WRITING about American rejection of the Versailles Treaty has too often reflected the inability of historians to resist the temptation to portray the events of 1919-1920 as a classic struggle between the executive and the legislative branches, between a stubborn Democratic President and a waspish Republican Senate, or-even more narrowly-as a personal duel between Woodrow Wilson and Henry Cabot Lodge. Although such interpretations do explain a great deal, they tend to ignore the… Expand
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