History prof talks Pearl Harbor

SELINSGROVE — Today is the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  David Imhoof is an Associate Professor of History at Susquehanna University.  He talked about the significance of this date.  He said, “I think it was a really critical pivot point, and a starting point to the United States becoming a real global super power.”

Imhoof said, “The most interesting part of the Pearl Harbor attack for me is the fact that it was the first time that an international conflict came to the United   States.  The U.S. had been involved in previous international conflicts, but this was an international conflict that came to one of the U.S. territories and forced the United States really to think about its role in the world.”

The attack on Pearl Harbor killed thousands of people on December 7, 1941.  It launched the United States into World War II.  (Codi Jade)

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