Rondel V. Davidson Endowed Lecture Series

The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

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The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

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From the book publisher, "In tracing the rise of the modern idea of the American “new woman,” Lynn Dumenil examines World War I’s surprising impact on women and, in turn, women’s impact on the war. Telling the stories of a diverse group of women, including African Americans, dissidents, pacifists, reformers, and industrial workers, Dumenil analyzes both the roadblocks and opportunities they faced...Dumenil shows how women activists staked their claim to loyal citizenship by framing their war work as homefront volunteers, overseas nurses, factory laborers, and support personnel as “the second line of defense...”

Rondel Davidson Endowed Lecture by Lynn Dumenil, who is the Robert Glass Cleland Professor Emerita of American History at Occidental College. She specializes in U.S. cultural and social history since the Civil War.

Publication Date

4-20-2017

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History

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The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

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