By Wesley J. Reisser

Prior to the top of global battle I, President Wilson collected a gaggle of professional geographers, historians, economists, and political scientists – The Inquiry – to make plans for the arriving peace convention. The Inquiry produced a mystery rfile, the Black booklet, containing maps and plans for the territorial settlements to be negotiated. This mystery plan used to be introduced day-by-day through the President into negotiations and masses of it got here to fruition at the global map. This paintings takes an in-depth examine the Black publication and the lasting legacy of yankee negotiators on the Paris Peace convention. some of the successes, and screw ups, from those peace settlements hint without delay again to this outstanding, and heretofore, virtually unstudied plan.

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