Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War / Edition 1

Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War / Edition 1

by Kimberly Jensen
     
 

The case for woman suffrage, economic equality, and citizenship in WWI

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Overview

The case for woman suffrage, economic equality, and citizenship in WWI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252074967
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,283,578
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kimberly Jensen is professor of history and gender studies at Western Oregon University.

Table of Contents


Preface: "Mobilizing Woman Power" in the First World War     vii
Acknowledgments     xv
Prelude: The Washington, D.C., Suffrage Parade of 1913     1
Negotiating Gender and Citizenship: Context for the First World War     11
Gender and Violence: Context and Experience in the Era of the World War     21
"Whether We Vote or Not-We Are Going to Shoot": Women and Armed Defense on the Home Front     36
"The Fighting, Biting, and Scratching Kind": Good Girls, Bad Girls, and Women's Soldiering     60
Uncle Sam's Loyal Nieces: Women Physicians, Citizenship, and Wartime Military Service     77
Helping Women Who Pay the "Rapacious Price" of War: Women's Medical Units in France     98
A Base Hospital Is Not a Coney Island Dance Hall: Nurses, Citizenship, Hostile Work Environment, and Military Rank     116
"Danger Ahead for the Country": Civic Roles and Safety for the Consumer-Civilian in Postwar America     142
Conclusion     165
Notes     177
Bibliography     209
Index     231

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