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How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women


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Table of Contents

1. Women and the Great War
2. The Home Front 1939-45
3. In the shadow of the bomb
4. Vietnam and the liberation decade
5. From Greenham to the Gulf
6. A mass movement is born
7. War, liberation and Muslim women
8. Changes: war and women’s consciousness
9. Conclusion

About the Author

Lindsey German is convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, which organised the biggest demonstration in British history against the Iraq war, and a regular contributor to Counterfire. She lectures at the University of Hertfordshire and is the co-author of A People's History of London (Verso, 2012) and author of Material Girls (Bookmarks, 2007) and How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women (Pluto, 2013).


'Links two major forms of women's involvement in war: as activists opposing conflict and as workers during it. Seen through the prism of women's experience, German tells a fascinating and important story'
*Nina Power, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University and the author of One-Dimensional Woman.*

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