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.
Hardcover, 192 pages
September 1st 1999
by Indiana University Press
Such a fascinating book! It discusses the Wartime Emergency Laws for WWI (sedition/espionage) and the women who got prosecuted for being anti-war. I love the concept of "republican womanhood" where women were just viewed to produce and raise soldiers for the country. Its so creepy our country reduced the image of women to their basic function. Hopefully this concept never gets applied again during wartime.