Women and War: V6: Women’s Wars Down Under

1st Edition

Donna Coates

Routledge
March 25, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 401 Pages
ISBN 9780367375959 - CAT# K442940
Series: History of Feminism

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Summary

This is a 7 volume collection of primary texts, each selected and introduced by experts, reproducing in facsimile a wealth of materials related to the history of women and warfare in the English-speaking world. The editors are historians and literary scholars with a wealth of publications in women’s writing and war literature. The project focuses, for most of its historical range, on England (and Britain); it also includes volumes on the United States, Australia, and Canada. The collection documents women’s historical and literary participation in, and commentary on, war. It represents the first attempt to examine the variety of roles women have played in war, and as critics and commentators on war, across all of history into the twentieth century. The project makes a unique and powerful claim about the long history of women’s involvement in war in the English-speaking world. This volume covers women from Australia in the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars.

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