Women against the Good War: Conscientious Objection and Gender on the American Home Front, 1941-1947

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Gender and American Culture

Women Against the Good War. Conscientious Objection and Gender on the American Home Front, 1941-1947, by Rachel Waltner Goossen ( 1997)

Toward an Intellectual History of Women: Essays by Linda K. Kerber ( 1997)

Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore ( 1996)

D`elinquent Daughters: Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the United States, 1885-1920, by Mary E. Odem ( 1995)

U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays, edited by Linda K. Kerber, Alice Kessler-Harris , and Kathryn Kish Sklar ( 1995)

Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965, by Annelise Orleck ( 1995)

How Am I to Be Heard?: Letters of Lillian Smith, edited by Margaret Rose Gladney ( 1993)

Entitled to Power: Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963, by Katherine Jellison ( 1993)

Revising Life: Sylvia Plath's Ariel Poems, by Susan R. Van Dyne ( 1993)

Made From This Earth: American Women and Nature, by Vera Norwood ( 1993)

Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South, by Victoria E. Bynum ( 1992)

The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England, by Ivy Schweitzer ( 1991)

Labor and Desire: Women's Revolutionary Fiction in Depression America, by Paula Rabinowitz ( 1991)

Community of Suffering and Struggle: Women, Men, and the Labor Movement in Minneapolis, 1915-1945, by Elizabeth Faue ( 1991)

All That Hollywood Allows: Re-reading Gender in 1950s Melodrama, by Jackie Byars ( 1991)

Doing Literary Business: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century, by Susan Coultrap-McQuin ( 1990)

Ladies, Women, and Wenches: Choice and Constraint in Antebellum Charleston and Boston, by Jane H. Pease and William H. Pease ( 1990)

The Secret Eye: The Journal of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1848-1889, edited by Virginia Ingraham Burr, with an introduction by Nell Irvin Painter ( 1990)

Second Stories: The Politics of Language, Form, and Gender in Early American Fictions, by Cynthia S. Jordan ( 1989)

Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South, by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese ( 1988)

The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Woman's Sphere, by Jeanne Boydston, Mary Kelley, and Anne Margolis ( 1988)

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations and Tables ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Conscripting of Civilians 11
  • 2 - Am I Worth Dying For? 29
  • 3 - No Girl Should Marry into This Kind of Life 44
  • 4 - Looking for a Few Good Women 69
  • 5 - Collegiate Women Pacifists 94
  • 6 - in the Aftermath of War 112
  • Conclusion 129
  • Appendix - Questionnaire on Women and Civilian Public Service 133
  • Notes 137
  • Bibliography 159
  • Index 175
  • Gender and American Culture 181
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