This program will be held in person at the Newberry and also livestreamed on Zoom. The online version of this event will be live captioned. Please register below.
Join us for a conversation with historians Tara Zahra and Kevin Boyle about Dr. Zahra’s new book, Against the World: Anti-Globalism and Mass Politics Between the World Wars. The two will discuss how nationalism, rather than internationalism, came to ensnare world politics in the early 20th century.
Before World War I, enthusiasm for a borderless world seemed to be gaining traction. And yet a backlash against globalization was growing. As the war progressed, air escaped from the globalist balloon in the United States and across Europe, where war and disease led to mass societal upheaval.
Against the World: Anti-Globalism and Mass Politics Between the World Wars is available for purchase at the Newberry Bookshop, as is Dr. Boyle’s recent book, The Shattering: America in the 1960s. Both authors will sign books after the program.
Tara Zahra, Homer J. Livingston Professor of History at the University of Chicago and Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, is a MacArthur “genius” grant winner and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Kevin Boyle is William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern University. His previous book, Arc of Justice, won the National Book Award for non-fiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.