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For Home and Empire


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Introduction1 Dominion over War: Local Volunteers, Dominion Mobilization, and the Imperial War Effort2 Hands across the Sea: Greater Britain, New France, and the Ties to Home and Homeland3 Far from Home: Race and the Boundaries of Communal Mobilization4 Aliens or Allies: Southern and Eastern European Immigrants and the Bonds of Military Service5 As Obsolete as the Buffalo and the Tomahawk: Assimilation, Autonomy, and the Mobilization of Indigenous CommunitiesConclusionNotes; Bibliography; Index

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For Home and Empire compares home-front mobilization during the First World War in three British dominions, using a settler colonial framework to show that voluntary efforts strengthened communal bonds while reinforcing class, race, and gender boundaries.

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


Marti's research is impressive and suggestive, and the comparative approach will add substantially to further efforts to understand the Great War in the British Dominions. -- J.L. Grantastein * CHOICE Connect *

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