Women and Work in France during the First World War (CXX)

TitleWomen and Work in France during the First World War (CXX)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsRobert, Jean-Louis
EditorWall, Richard, and Jay M. Winter
Book TitleThe Upheaval of War: Family, Work, and Welfare in Europe, 1914-1918
PublisherCambridge University Press

French women took on an expanded role in the work force on the home front as men were mobilized to combat on the front lines. French historian Jean-Louis Robert examines this social change and gender role transformation in Women and Work in France during the First World War, an essay included in the volume The Upheaval of War.  

The essays in The Upheaval of War were compiled from a conference held in Cambridge, England in 1983 on the theme of the destabilizing effects of World War I on domestic life in Europe. The contributors consider such subjects as women's war work, methods of birth control, civilian diet, and the reconstitution of the family between 1914 and 1918. University of Chicago Press Journal review


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