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The War Widows’ Romance: Victory and Loss in the United States

Erika Kuhlman

in Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reveals the ways in which U.S. women drew upon their European sisters' experiences. Because the conflict was into its third year by the time the United States intervened, American women ... More


A Citizens' Army

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the transformation of the British army from a small professional force into a mass conscript army. It discusses such issues as promotion, discipline, the relations of officers ... More


Trostlose Stunden: German War Widows

Erika Kuhlman

in Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter interweaves the love stories of two wives and their soldier-husbands with the ways in which widows acted collectively to attain a political voice in the early years of the Weimar ... More


The Transnationalization of Soldiers, Widows, and War Relief

Erika Kuhlman

in Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the transnational impulses that prevailed among war widows' ruminations about their wartime experiences. When Elisabeth Macke compared her widowhood to that of all of the wives ... More


An Army of Widows

Erika Kuhlman

in Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the lack of scholarship on the relationship between a widow and the nation in which she lived. It then sets out the book's focus, namely the war and ... More


“The Other Trench”: Remarriage, Pro-natalism, and the Rebirthing of the Nation

Erika Kuhlman

in Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In Germany and France, government and private organizations began encouraging women to have more babies, in part to replace the millions of men lost in the war but also as a response to the rise of ... More


Epilogue

Erika Kuhlman

in Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue summarizes the significance of the history of war widows and fallen soldiers of the Great War period and offers a brief look at developments during World War II, Vietnam, and ... More


Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Erika Kuhlman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During and especially after World War I, the millions of black-clad widows on the streets of Europe's cities were a constant reminder that war caused carnage on a vast scale. But widows were far more ... More


The Twentieth Century

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the aftermath of WWII and the challenges society faced in housing and caring for the generation of baby boomers who were born into extreme deprivation. It discusses ... More


Resurrection, Rebirth, and the Limits of Sacrificial Ideology

Claudia Siebrecht

in The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women's Art of the First World War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656684
eISBN:
9780191744563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656684.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Over the course of what would become the last year of the conflict, and into the immediate post-war period, female artists increasingly sought to endow the enormous cost of the war with meaning. As ... More


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