Assisting Mrs Tommy Atkins: Gender, Class, Philanthropy, and the Domestic Impact of the South African War, 1899-1902

TitleAssisting Mrs Tommy Atkins: Gender, Class, Philanthropy, and the Domestic Impact of the South African War, 1899-1902
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRiedi, Eliza
JournalHistorical Journal
Volume60
Issue3
Start Page745
Pagination745-769
Date Published03/2017
Abstract

Despite the well-established historiography examining the South African war's impact upon British society, little attention has been paid to the plight of British soldiers’ families or to the charitable efforts mobilized to maintain them in the absence of adequate state support. This article, focusing on the key charity in the field, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association (SSFA), examines the SSFA's wartime policies and considers how the Association's actions influenced subsequent state policy-making. The article aims both to demonstrate the importance of philanthropic aid to soldiers’ families in understanding the domestic impact of this imperial war, and to trace the longer-term effects on the development of policies towards servicemen's dependants. 

URLhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/historical-journal/article/div-classtitleassisting-mrs-tommy-atkins-gender-class-philanthropy-and-the-domestic-impact-of-the-south-african-war-18991902a-hreffns01-ref-typefnadiv/86CB5D423B80369429F96553AFC82D7F
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