A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service

A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service

Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland During the First World War

Book - 2012
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As the body of First World War literature continues to grow, women's experiences of this period remain largely obscure. This innovative collection addresses the invisibility of women in this literature, particularly with regard to Canadian and Newfoundland history. Drawing upon a multidisciplinary spectrum of recent work - studies on mobilizing women, paid and volunteer employment at home and overseas, grief, childhood, family life, and literary representations #65533;- this book brings Canadian and Newfoundland women and girls into the history of the First World War and marks their place in the narrative of national transformation.

Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780774822572
Characteristics: viii, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Apr 27, 2015

“Women were not bystanders in the Great War, quietly knitting for the duration: in a multitude of ways they were actively engaged in wartime society and deeply affected by the vagaries of war.”

“The war, in short, affected many people who never wore a uniform.”

A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service is a step toward reinserting women into the story of WW1.

ser_library Apr 17, 2015

academic presentation with much detail of an important subject

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