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Author Barker, Stacey, 1973- author.

Title Material traces of war : stories of Canadian women and conflict, 1914-1945 / Stacey Barker, Krista Cooke, Molly McCullough
Published Ottawa, Ontario : University of Ottawa Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource
Series Mercury series. History paper ; 62
Mercury series. History paper ; 62.
Contents Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Abstract/Résumé -- List of Figures -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: World at War, Women at War 1 -- CHAPTER 1 That Men May Fight: Women and Military Service during the World Wars -- CHAPTER 2 Selfless Service: Women and Volunteering in Wartime -- CHAPTER 3 Backing the Attack: Women Workers at War -- CHAPTER 4 "Deeply Regret to Inform You": Women, Worry, and Loss -- Conclusion -- References -- Index -- Back Cover
Summary "This volume looks at Canadian women's experiences of, and contributions to, the world wars through objects, images, and archival documents. The book tells the stories of women who worked as civilians, served in the military, volunteered their time, and grieved lost loved ones, through thematically organized vignettes. The authors place these personal narratives of individual women, and their related material culture, in the wider context of the world wars while demonstrating that the experience of living through global conflict was as individual as a woman's particular circumstances. Drawing from the collections of the Canadian War Museum, the Canadian Museum of History, and other public and private collections in Canada, Material Traces of War brings largely unknown material culture collections to public view and draws attention to the untold stories of women and war."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Issued also in print format
Subject Material culture -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Women and war -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Canada -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Canada -- Biography
Material culture.
Women and war.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Cooke, Krista, author.
McCullough, Molly, author.
ISBN 0776629212