Jamaican Women and the World Wars

On the Front Lines of Change

Authors: Bean, Dalea

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  • Addresses Jamaican women’s previously unrecognised roles in both World Wars Provides rare accounts of military service through women's personal recollections 
  • Establishes a link between Jamaican women’s wartime service and general improvements in their socio-political status
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About this book

This book highlights the important, yet often forgotten, roles that Jamaican women played in the World Wars. Predicated on the notion that warfare has historically been an agent of change, Dalea Bean contends that traces of this truism were in Jamaica and illustrates that women have historically been part of the war project, both as soldiers and civilians. This ground-breaking work fills a gap in the historiography of Jamaican women by positioning the World Wars as watershed periods for their changing roles and status in the colony. By unearthing critical themes such as women’s war work as civilians, recruitment of men for service in the British West India Regiment, the local suffrage movement in post-Great War Jamaica, and Jamaican women’s involvement as soldiers in the British Army during the Second World War, this book presents the most extensive and holistic account of Jamaican women’s involvement in the wars.

About the authors

Dalea Bean is Lecturer and Graduate Coordinator at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica. Before working with the IGDS, she taught in the Department of History and Archaeology at UWI in the areas of women's history and Caribbean history. Her research interests include gender and conflict situations, and women and gender justice in the contemporary Caribbean. She has written book chapters and journal articles, and presented numerous academic papers internationally on these and other topics.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-25

    Bean, Dalea

  • ‘War Can No Longer Be Confined to the Battlefield’: Situating Jamaica in World Wars I and II

    Pages 27-58

    Bean, Dalea

  • ‘Doing Their Little Bit’: Women’s Organisation of Jamaican World War I Efforts

    Pages 59-85

    Bean, Dalea

  • ‘Masculine Duties and Feminine Powers’: Gender and Recruiting Efforts During World War I

    Pages 87-114

    Bean, Dalea

  • ‘Votes for (Some) Women Now!’ The Road to Political Franchise in the Aftermath of War

    Pages 115-149

    Bean, Dalea

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68585-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68584-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88625-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jamaican Women and the World Wars
Book Subtitle
On the Front Lines of Change
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68585-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68585-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68584-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88625-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 245
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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