Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens : Women and Subversion during World War I

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Kennedy's unique study explores the arrests, trials, and defenses of women charged under the Wartime Emergency Laws passed soon after the U.S. entered WWI. These trials became important arenas in which women's relationships and obligations to national security were contested and defined.

Author Biography

Kathleen Kennedy is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Women's Studies at Western Washington University. She has published in the Journal of Women's History, Mid America, and Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Loyal Mothers and Virtuous Citizens: Women's Citizenship on the Eve of the Armageddon
Motherhood and Subversion: The Case of Kate Richards O'Hare
Liberty with Strings: The Case of Emma Goldman
The Venom of a Bolshevik Woman: The Case of Rose Pastor Stokes
Disorderly Conduct: Subversion and the Political Woman
``Conduct Unbecoming'': Subversion and the Professional Woman
Conclusion 108(5)
Notes 113(36)
Bibliography 149(14)
Index 163

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