Kuhlman, Erika.

Of Little Comfort : War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War - New York : NYU Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (236 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 An Army of Widows; 2 Trostlose Stunden: German War Widows; 3 The War Widows' Romance: Victory and Loss in the United States; 4 The Transnationalization of Soldiers, Widows, and War Relief; 5 "The Other Trench": Remarriage, Pro-natalism, and the Rebirthing of the Nation; Epilogue; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; About the Author

During and especially after World War I, the millions of black-clad widows on the streets of Europe's cities were a constant reminder that war caused carnage on a vast scale. But widows were far more than just a reminder of the war's fallen soldiers; they were literal and figurative actresses in how nations crafted their identities in the interwar era. In this extremely original study, Erika Kuhlman compares the ways in which German and American widows experienced their post-war status, and how that played into the cultures of mourning in their two nations: one defeated, the other victorious.

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Germany -- Social conditions -- 1918-1933.
Nationalism -- History -- 20th century.
Transnationalism -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932.
War widows -- Government policy -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
War widows -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
War widows -- Government policy -- Western countries -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Germany.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- United States.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women.


Electronic books.

D639.W7 K84 2012

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