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The Second Line of DefenseAmerican Women and World War I$
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Lynn Dumenil

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631219

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631219.001.0001

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Women, Politics, and Protest

Women, Politics, and Protest

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The Second Line of Defense

Lynn Dumenil

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter on American women and politics during World War I explores African American women’s wartime activism and efforts of such women as Nannie Burroughs, Madame C. J. Walker, and Ida Wells-Barnett to transcend barriers of race and gender. It examines pacifist (such as Jane Addams) and radical (such as Emma Goldman) women who resisted war as well as those who called for war "preparedness." Finally it compares the approach of the National American Woman Suffrage Association led by Carrie Chapman Catt with that of Alice Paul's National Woman's Party in using the war effort to further the suffrage cause and women's equality.

Keywords:   war "Preparedness", National American Woman Suffrage Association, National Woman's Party, Madame C.J. Walker, Nannie Burroughs, Ida Wells-Barnett, Jane Addams, Emma Goldman, Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul

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