Women and the First World War

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Longman, 2002 - History - 193 pages
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The First World War was the first modern, total war, one requiring the mobilisation of both civilians and combatants. Particularly in Europe, the main theatre of the conflict, this war demanded the active participation of both men and women.

Women and the First World War

provides an introduction to the experiences and contributions of women during this important turning point in history. In addition to exploring women s relationship to the war in each of the main protagonist states, the book also looks at the wide-ranging effects of the war on women in Africa Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. Topical in its approach, the book highlights:

  • the heated public debates about women s social, cultural and political roles that the war inspired
  • their varied experiences of war
  • women s representation in propaganda
  • their roles in peace movements and revolutionary activity that grew out of the war
  • the consequences of the war for women in its immediate aftermath

Containing a document section providing a wide range of sources from first-hand accounts, a Chronology and Glossary, Women and the First World War is an ideal text for students studying the First World War or the role of women in the twentieth century.

Susan R. Grayzel is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Mississippi.

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Well-researched and well-documented, yet accessible, Grayzel's book is an excellent overview of Women in the First world War. her work is an excellent starting point, giving general conditions; her sources give the reader information for further reading and further areas of inquiry. Read full review

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Susan Grayzel is an Associate Professor in the Deaprtment of History, University of Mississippi.

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