October 7, 2019
20 b&w illus., 3 maps
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$75.00 USD, £62.00 GBP
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For Home and Empire

Voluntary Mobilization in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand during the First World War

For Home and Empire is the first book to compare voluntary wartime mobilization on the Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand home fronts. Steve Marti shows that collective acts of patriotism strengthened communal bonds, while reinforcing class, race, and gender boundaries. Which jurisdiction should provide for a soldier's wife if she moved from Hobart to northern Tasmania? Should Welsh women in Vancouver purchase comforts for hometown soldiers or Welsh ones? Should Māoris enlist with a local or an Indigenous battalion? Such questions highlighted the diverging interests of local communities, the dominion governments, and the Empire. Marti applies a settler colonial framework to reveal the geographical and social divides that separated communities as they organized for war.

About the Author

Steve Marti is a historian based in Kingston, Ontario. He is a co-editor of The Great War: From Memory to History and of Fighting with the Empire: Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947.
UBC Press

9780774861205 : for-home-and-empire-marti
208 Pages
$75.00 USD

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