Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens

Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens

Women and Subversion during World War I
Kathleen Kennedy
Distribution: World
Publication date: 09/22/1999
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-33565-4
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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.

Author Bio

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.

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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