A Tale of Two Nations

Drawing on contemporaneous accounts of the First World War from Canada and the United States, freelance journalist Melina Druga offers readers an insightful exploration of early-20th-century attitudes toward the conflict, in A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WWI.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand was two and a half years away from inheriting the Austro-Hungarian throne when he was assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. World War I began exactly one month later. That conflict would reshape Europe entirely, bring Canada into its own as an independent state, and stoke progressive activist fires in the United States.

In hindsight, it’s easy to see how WWI radically changed the course of history. But how did people in Canada and the U.S. view the war at the time? What was worth reporting on, in the minds of news outlets and journalists, and which opinions dominated the broadsheets?

Druga addresses these questions and more in this unique work of journalism history, which excavates opinions and coverage of the conflict to show how North American media framed the war as it was raging.

This book contains all five volumes of the A Tale of Two Nations series, with an expanded bibliography and a glossary of terms.

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