War and Peace is a history of the homefront in WA in World War I. Based on my doctoral thesis, it argues against the theory that WA was a unified society during the war. Using contemporary archival and other sources, the book reveals deep divisions in society, especially during the conscription campaigns of 1916 and 1917. Instead of ending in 1918, as do many accounts of the war, the book continues into the 1920s, to dicuss the social and economic devastation wrought by the Great War.
|Place of Publication||Nedlands|
|Number of pages||314|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|