Chapter Nineteen: The Winds of Change

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Chapter Overview

Working as a translator, Indy assists the victors of World War I as they determine the fate of the world and the 20th Century at the Paris Peace Conference. Indy watches with old friend, T.E. Lawrence, as the Treaty of Versailles goes from being a peaceful reconciliation to a document of revenge and hate. Despite Arnold Toynbee's disappointment with the shortcomings of the new treaty and warning of imminent future war, the allied leaders force the Weimar Republic to accept total blame for World War I and sign the treaty. Disillusioned with the state of Europe, Indy returns to America where he faces new challenges with love, his father, and racism.

Key Topics:

Treaty of Versailles; Iraq & the Middle East; Rocketry; Racism

Historic People:

Woodrow Wilson—American President throughout World War I whose 14 Points failed to create "lasting peace" at the Paris Peace Conference.
Gertrude Bell—British writer, archaeologist, traveler, and political analyst who, with T.E. Lawrence, reshaped the Middle East.
Ho Chi Minh—Vietnamese revolutionary who defeated the French and formed a communist government (actions which led to the American Vietnam War).
Paul Robeson—American Civil Rights Activist, actor, and writer. Victim of America's Red Scare (late 1940's & 1950's).
Robert Goddard—The Father of Modern Rocketry whose pioneering liquid-fueled rockets paved the way for journeys to the "final frontier."

People and Topics


Woodrow Wilson

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American President throughout World War I whose 14 Points failed to create "lasting peace" at the Paris Peace Conference.


Books

Brands, H.W. Woodrow Wilson. New York: Times Books, Henry Holt & Company, 2003.

Levin, Phyllis Lee. Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House. New York: A Lisa Drew Book Scribner, 2001.


Websites

White House- Wilson Bio

Wilson Center- Wilson Bio

Wilson Presidential Library

Wilson Pres. Library- For Teachers

UVA- President Resource- Wilson

League of Nations Photos


The Treaty of Versailles

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The Treaty of Versailles was the peace agreement drafted by the allied powers at the conclusion of WWI. Allied leaders hoped to draft a peace that would end war forever, however, the hatred and punishment that resulted from the treaty failed to create a "lasting peace." In fact, the treaty paved the very road that led to the rise of Fascism, Adolf Hitler, and ultimately World War II.


Books

Sharp, Alan. The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking in Paris, 1919. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.

MacMillan, Margaret. Paris, 1919: Six Months That Changed the World. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003.


Websites

The Armistice

Paris Peace Conference

BBC- Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles Document

BBC- Versailles Outcomes 1

BBC- Versailles Outcomes 2


Gertrude Bell

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British writer, archaeologist, traveler, and political analyst who, with T.E. Lawrence, reshaped the Middle East.


Books

Lukitz, Liora. A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Winstone, H.V.F. Gertrude Bell. London: Barzan, 2004.


Websites

Gertrude Bell & Iraq

BBC- Iraq's British "Queen"

Gertrude Bell Project

Gertrude Bell Papers

Baghdad Museum


Ho Chi Minh

Descriptor

Vietnamese revolutionary who defeated the French Colonials and formed a communist government (actions which led to the American Vietnam War).


Books

Duiker, William J. Ho Chi Minh: A Life. New york: Hyperion, 2000.

Quinn-Judge, Sophie. Ho Chi Minh: The Missing Years. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.


Websites

Time 100- Ho Chi Minh

BBC- Minh Bio

CNN- Minh Bio

BBC- Vietnam Timeline

Vietnam Center & Archive


Paul Robeson

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American Civil Rights Activist, actor, and writer. Victim of America's Red Scare (late 1940's & 1950's).


Books

Boyle, Sheila Tully, Andrew Bunie. Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.

Robeson, Paul Jr. The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001.


Websites

Princeton- Paul Robeson Collection

PBS- Robeson Bio & Timeline

Rutgers- Robeson Bio

Afrocentric Voices- Robeson Bio

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Robert Goddard

Descriptor

The "Father of Modern Rocketry" whose pioneering liquid-fueled rockets paved the way for journeys to the "final frontier."


Books

Clary, David A. Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age. New York: Hyperion, 2003.

Launius, Roger D., Howard E. McCurdy. Imagining Space. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001.


Websites

Time 100- Robert Goddard

NASA- Goddard Bio

Clark Univ.- Goddard Archives & Papers

Discovery.com- Build Your Own Rocket

Discovery.com- NASA in Your Home?

NASA

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The Best Intentions: The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles


In May 1919, six months after the end of the Great War in Europe, a French train departed from Berlin, carrying the German delegation to the Paris Peace Conference. The victors decided to meet in Paris to begin the daunting task of rebuilding the world and making a lasting peace settlement with Germany. In a clash of personalities and agendas, facing unimaginable circumstances, the world's leaders met for six months to try to deliver that promise. But just a few years later, their plan for peace would unravel, catapulting the world toward the very tragedy they had wanted to prevent... Was it their fault? Or was it inevitable? Produced and Written by Greg Sirota.

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Woodrow Wilson: American Idealist


In 1913, 56 year old Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated President of the United States. He came to the job with little practical experience. Still, he arrived in Washington confident, determined to change America. Just over a year after he assumed office, World War I swept across Europe, and Wilson became committed to not just changing the United States, but to changing the world. Although Wilson didn't live long enough to see his dream of lasting international cooperation become reality, decades after his death, in the somber aftermath of World War II, his ideals once again took center stage. Produced and Written by Adam Sternberg.

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Gertrude Bell: Iraq's Uncrowned Queen


On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. Saddam Hussein, the dictator who'd controlled this nation for nearly 25 years was deposed. Many Iraqis celebrated this turning point. However, before long the troops the Iraqis had greeted as liberators were viewed as occupiers. This wasn't the first time these scenes had played out on the streets of Baghdad. In the aftermath of World War I, the British faced nearly the same situation when they took control. One of those challenged was a fiercely independent archaeologist, map-maker and intelligence officer who'd come to know the region as few westerners had. Her name was Gertrude Bell. Produced and Written by Adam Sternberg.

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Ho Chi Minh: The Price of Freedom


In the summer of 1966, the United States found itself in a war it couldn't win, against an enemy it didn't understand. For the Americans, it was a war against Communism. But for the Vietnamese, it was a war to break free from centuries of foreign oppression. At this pivotal moment in their history, they were led by one man who would stop at nothing to free his people. They called him Uncle Ho. To the rest of the world, he was Ho Chi Minh. Millions of Vietnamese would pay the price for Ho Chi Minh's vision of a free Vietnam. A vision that was as bold as it was unbreakable. Produced by Karena O'Riordan. Written by Karena O'Riordan and Mike Welt.

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Paul Robeson: Scandalize My Name


Paul Robeson was great at everything he did. And he did a lot: an acclaimed singer, actor, all-American football player, Ivy-league educated lawyer, prize-winning orator. Robeson spoke over a dozen languages in a bass-baritone voice that moved people. But when Robeson used that voice to disagree with the political establishment, people turned on him. Produced and Written by Karena O'Riordan.

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Robert Goddard: Mr. Rocket Science


Since our ancestors first stood on two legs, we've looked up at the universe with wonder. And we've been lighting up the night sky since the Chinese first invented rockets some 2670 years ago. In the early 1900s, American inventor Robert Goddard brought space and rockets together -- and launched a new era in human history. Produced and Written by Sharon Wood.

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Indy Connections: The Winds of Change

Below are current event articles that relate to events, topics, and people found in The Winds of Change.


World War One time capsule discovered in Germany

telegraph.co.uk
11/21/2014

A hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, builders renovating a historic castle in Germany’s Ruhr valley have found a time capsule that appears to have been left in memory of soldiers who died in the conflict.


Trench Warfare in World War I Was a Smarter Strategy Than You Realize

io9.com
9/22/2014

History remembers trench warfare as wasteful, futile, and uninspired, but in reality it was a deeply thought-out system that underwent constant revision. Here's how it worked during World War I.
Top image: A painting by Captain Kenneth Keith Forbes shows a Canadian 6-inch howitzer supporting British troops in the attack on Thiepval on 16 July 1916 during the Somme offensive. Via Canadian Artillery in Action.
It was around this time 100 years ago that the mobile battlefield along the Western Front ground to a screeching halt — a 440 mile stretch that barely moved in the ensuing four years.


What New Zealanders left behind in Arras, France

ww100.govt.nz
9/22/2014

Between 1916 and 1917, the New Zealand Tunnelling Company linked a subterranean system of quarries beneath the Western Front, and named them after New Zealand places to help themselves stay oriented underground.
Originally mined for chalk to build the French town of Arras, the vast network of 200 year-old underground quarries was rediscovered in September 1916. The New Zealand tunnellers were tasked with linking and extending these old quarries in preparation for a major Allied attack on the Germans. Once complete, the quarried spaces would secretly house Allied troops before they took on the enemy in the ‘Battle of Arras’.


The Legend of What Actually Lived in the "No Man's Land" Between World War I's Trenches

Smithsonian.com
9/8/2014

During World War I, No Man’s Land was both an actual and a metaphorical space. It separated the front lines of the opposing armies and was perhaps the only location where enemy troops could meet without hostility. It was in No Man's Land that the spontaneous Christmas truce of December 1914 took place and where opposing troops might unofficially agree to safely remove their wounded comrades, or even sunbathe on the first days of spring.


First World War: how Telegraph readers saw it

telegraph.co.uk
9/2/2014

Everyone knows about the horrors of life in the trenches of the First World War, but it’s only recently that the anxieties of people back home in Britain have started to be talked about.
At long last, those feelings are being aired more widely, thanks to a new anthology of letters written, at the time, to The Daily Telegraph. The message these missives impart is of a nation that was desperate to provide support, of any kind, to our brave boys fighting on just the other side of the Channel.


The Blockbuster World War I Film that Brought Home the Traumatic Impact of War

Smithsonian.com
8/21/2014

The United States had entered the war with high hopes and dreams—aiming to make the world “safe for democracy” as President Woodrow Wilson would proclaim, but by the 1920s there were strong feelings that the U.S. should never have gotten itself involved in the byzantine affairs of the European powers. Isolationist sentiments grew across the country especially after the rejection of the Versailles Treaty by the U.S. Congress in 1920. These feelings of bitterness and disappointment found their fullest expression in the literature of the day, written by members of what has become known as the “Lost Generation,” most notably John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.


This Riveting Art From the Front Lines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades

Smithsonian.com
8/12/2014

In the words of one historian, “Art and war are old companions.” The United States government proved that nearly a century ago when it commissioned eight artists to go to war. Armed with sketchpads, charcoals, pastels and little to no military training, the artists embedded with the American Expeditionary Forces and sketched everything from rolling tanks to portraits of German prisoners. The War Department coordinated the program in the hopes that the artists could provide a historical record and galvanize support for the war.


First World War centenary: how the events of August 2 1914 unfolded

telegraph.co.uk
8/2/2014

Britain went to war on August 4 1914. In the second part of a four-day series, we document the dramatic events leading up to the declaration of war as they happened, hour-by-hour.


A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: ‘We desire no conquest, no dominion. The world must be made safe for democracy’

independent.co.uk
6/5/2014

A light rain was falling on the evening of 2 April 1917 as Woodrow Wilson was driven from the White House to Capitol Hill, escorted by a unit of the United States cavalry, to address a specially convened joint session of Congress. According to contemporary accounts, the 28th president looked pale and nervous. But his words betrayed not the slightest doubt or hesitancy.


World War One: Tyne and Wear's shipbuilding prowess

bbc.com
6/4/2014

World War One is remembered as the first industrial war. A clash of furnace and factory as much as flesh and blood. The chimneys and cranes of this war machine consumed landscapes across Europe. And few were more dominated than the 12 miles of the River Tyne, from the North Sea to the west of Newcastle, devoted to building the world's ships. It is estimated more than three million tonnes of shipping were built in the yards here, on the nearby River Wear and in other north east yards, from 1914 to 1918.


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