-Treaty of Versailles


One of the most significant pieces of writing of the 20th century, this treaty formalized the end of the First World War and created the tense political environment that would lead to the Second World War. This copy of the treaty belonged to a member of the U.S. diplomatic envoy that traveled to France to participate in negotiations. While the U.S. never ratified the Treaty of Versailles, President Woodrow Wilson and American diplomats had a significant influence on its creation. While the text of the treaty is widely available, this artifact shows how individual diplomats can shape the course of history on an international scale.

Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920).
Traité de paix entre les puissances alliées et associées et l'Allemagne et protocole signés à Versailles, le 28 juin 1919. Treaty of peace between the Allied and associated powers and Germany and protocol signed at Versailles, June 28, 1919.
[Paris, Imprimerie nationale, 1919]

Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/258702

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