Gee! I Wish I Were a Man

Gender and the Great War

Authored by: Andrew J. Huebner

The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138902985
eBook ISBN: 9781315697185
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The Americanist scholarship on gender and the Great War remains relatively underdeveloped, especially compared to Europeanist analogues. In the 1990s, though, historians of the United States began redressing that imbalance. Their work, along with other scholarship implicitly about gender, shows that the war exposed and invested with fresh urgency long-simmering tensions over the proper character and roles of American men and women—tensions between what we might call gender tradition and gender upheaval.

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