World War I & the Modern American Woman

Lynn Dumenil

Lynn Dumenil

Lynn Dumenil

Robert Glass Cleland Professor of American History, Emerita, Occidental College

Tuesday, November 10 @ 7.30 pm, Harry T. Wilks Conference Center

Popular visual imagery of American women during World War I reveals a key issue of early 20th c. women’s history: the rise of the modern “new woman.” World War I did not cause a major transformation in women’s roles or status, but media attention to women who were engaged in war service at home and abroad helped consolidate the perception of a new woman who challenged boundaries that had restricted women’s lives.

  • Free public event
  • Reception to follow

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