Synopses & Reviews
Kennedy's unique study explores the arrests, trials, and defenses of women charged under the Wartime Emergency Laws passed soon after the U.S. entered WWI. These trials became important arenas in which women's relationships and obligations to national security were contested and defined.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -161) and index.
About the Author
Kathleen Kennedy is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Women's Studies at Western Washington University. She has published in the Journal of Women's History, Mid America, and Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Loyal Mothers and Virtuous Citizens: Woman's Citizenship on the Eve of the Armageddon
Chapter Two: Motherhood and Subversion: The Case of Kate Richards O'Hare
Chapter Three: Liberty with Strings: The Case of Emma Goldman
Chapter Four: The Venom of a Bolshevik Woman: The Case of Rose Pastor Stokes
Chapter Five: Disorderly Conduct: Subversion and the Political Woman
Chapter Six: "Conduct Unbecoming": Subversion and the Professional Woman