Expanding the Narrative: A First World War with Women, Children, and Grief

  title={Expanding the Narrative: A First World War with Women, Children, and Grief},
  author={Amy Shaw},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={398 - 406}
  • Amy Shaw
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
Canadian historians who have focused on the experience of those who served overseas have crafted a narrative that is perhaps surprisingly positive. But a trajectory of a colony proving itself on the battlefield to the approbation of other nations and its own citizens tells only part of the story. War is not solely the interest of the military historian. It is a key site in the negotiation and construction of gender norms, and it offers important insights into the relationships between citizen… Expand
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