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Kimberly Jensen and Erika Kuhlman, (ed.s) Women and Transnational Activism in Historical Perspective (Pb)

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Edited by Kimberly Jensen and Erika Kuhlman
Western Oregon University and Idaho State University


ISBN 978-90-8979-038-5 paperback (260)

List price EURO 39 / US$ 49

History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence, 14 (History of International Relations Library, 14)

About this book

Historians are beginning to hone their use of the concept of transnationalism as an analytic tool to understand the ideas, networks, and activities of individuals and organizations working across and above the nation-state. This volume brings together the work of historians who consider women as transnational activists from the late nineteenth century to the years following the Second World War. The authors deepen our understanding of the complex ways in which individuals and organizations sought to achieve goals such as women’s rights, peace, racial equality and medical relief. By analyzing the complexities of these women’s lives and activism, the authors challenge the traditional narrative of international relations history and broaden our understanding of women’s history and activism.

Table of Contents

Preface by Kathryn Kish Sklar
Table of Contents

Kimberly Jensen and Erika Kuhlman

Mary Clement Leavitt, Japan, and the Transnationalization of the World WCTU, 1886-1912,
Elizabeth Dorn Lublin

Country by Birth, Country by Marriage: American Women’s Transnational War Efforts in Great Britain, 1895-1918,
Dana Cooper

Localizing the Global: The YWCA Movement in China, 1899 to 1939,
Elizabeth A. Littell-Lamb

Black Liberation is an International Cause: Charlotta Bass’s Transnational Politics, 1914-1952,
Anne Rapp

Liberal and Conservative Women Transnational Activists and Postwar Reconciliation after the Great War,
Erika Kuhlman

Feminist Transnational Activism and International Health: The Medical Women’s International Association and the American Women’s Hospitals, 1919-1948,
Kimberly Jensen

How to “Make This Pan American Thing Go?” Interwar Debates on U.S. Women’s Activism in the Western Hemisphere,
Megan Threlkeld

Creating a Transnational Identity:The IFUW Confronts Racial and Religious Membership Restrictions in the 1930s,
Christy Jo Snider

“I Knew the Kind of Work That Was Done For Children”: Dr. Martha Eliot and the Origins of UNICEF,
Jennifer Morris

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)

Kimberly Jensen, (Ph.D. History, University of Iowa 1992) is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (University of Illinois Press, 2008).

Erika Kuhlman (Ph.D. American Studies, Washington State University 1995) is an Associate Professor of History and Women Studies at Idaho State University. She is the author of Reconstructing Patriarchy after the Great War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Historical Notes from OHSU.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 November, 2009.
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History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence

Edited by Katherine A.S. Sibley, St. Joseph’s University

Editorial Board
Carol Anderson, Emory University, University of Missouri
Klaus W. Larres, University of Ulster
Erin Mahan, Office of the Historian, U.S. State Department
Rorin Platt, Campbell University
Geoffrey Roberts, University College Cork
Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin
Thomas Zeiler, University of Colorado at Boulder

History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence is a peer-reviewed book series which seeks to publish high-quality, pioneering works in the history of international relations, broadly conceived. In addition to disseminating original research in traditional areas addressed by this field, including diplomacy, national security, economic conflict, and the role of individuals, this series also embraces the ongoing expansion of the study of international relations into such areas as culture, race, gender, sexuality, and the environment. Its books will encompass as well the often-overlooked role of intelligence and intelligence agencies in shaping foreign relations.

History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence actively intends to further engagement between the scholarly community and the policy-making one, by demonstrating the continued importance of past patterns, practices, and policies for today’s pressing debates.

History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence includes the subseries New Directions in Diplomatic History.
Both series have independent editorial teams that work closely together.

Authors/Editors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/ or full manuscripts to the series editor or to the publisher Hendrik van Leusen.

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