Women's contributions to the war effort on the home front

American Women and the World War (1918)


When the U.S. entered the war, a nationwide Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense was established to coordinate the war work of existing organizations of women. These included such disparate groups as the Daughters of the American Revolution, Young Women's Christian Association, Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teachers Association, Council of Jewish Women, National League for Woman's Service, and political, reform and suffrage organizations. Their work is summarized in this book; chapter XXVIII includes a description of women's relief work in Wisconsin, with a narrative by Theodora Youmans.


Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
World War I, at home and in the trenches
Creator: Clarke, Ida Clyde Gallagher 1878-
Pub Data: New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1918
Citation: Clarke, Ida Clyde Gallagher. American women and the world war (New York, London, D. Appleton and Company, 1918). Online facsimile at:  http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/comment/Clarke/Clarke28.htm; Visited on: 7/24/2014
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