Reconsidering the homefront: American women writers' responses to the First World War
LaValley, Susan A
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During its duration, American women wrote prolifically about the First World War: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and propaganda. Although these works are relatively less known than the male combat narratives that comprise the literary war canon, they collectively offer a wealth of insight into American women's contemporary war experiences. Considering non-fictional texts produced during this period by American women, who spanned numerous professions and held differing political agendas, is to map their varying responses to their country's plea for service and loyalty, and how their understanding of war, as manifested in their writing, is an extension of (or conversely, protest of) ideals of stateside domesticity.