The War at Home: Volume IV: The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War

Hardcover | December 6, 2015

byJohn Connor, Peter Stanley, Peter Yule

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The War at Home interprets the experience of the Australian people during the Great War in Australia itself, in the politics of war, its economic and social effects, and in the experience of war; what is conventionally called social history. It seeks to show that the war affected many aspectsof Australians livesand that peoples experience of 191418 included more than just the war. It also addresses the impact of the war on Australias culture and artistic responses to the war.This volume draws on the uneven but still substantial body of scholarship that has grown up in the decades since Ernest Scotts official history appeared in 1936, which in turn has largely been founded on an array of sources mainly made available since then. The Bibliographic Essay discusses thesecondary literature on which it is based. It also reflects the experience of the years since then. The events of our past change how we understand more distant history. It is impossible now to think of the internment of German Australians without also reflecting on the experiences of those detainedin immigration detention camps, to think of the battle of Broken Hill without also thinking of the war on terror pursued from 2001, or to look at Norman Lindsays posters without recalling the insidious influence of propaganda in the century since. Before understanding the way the Great War affected Australians, we need to acknowledge the texture of life in 1914. Australia before the Great War was, as Michelle Hetherington writes in a survey of the last full year of peace, a world of glorious possibilities, in which as a social laboratory ofprogressive social, industrial and economic legislation it was eager to learn, to develop, to dream. The war would damage that dream, arguably fatally.

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The War at Home interprets the experience of the Australian people during the Great War in Australia itself, in the politics of war, its economic and social effects, and in the experience of war; what is conventionally called social history. It seeks to show that the war affected many aspectsof Australians livesand that peoples experie...

John Connor is a Senior Lecturer in History at UNSW Canberra. He is the author or editor of several books on the First World War and Australian Military History. Peter Stanley is one of Australia's most active military-social historians. He has published 25 books, mainly in the field of Australian military history, but also in medical ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.45 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:December 6, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series ForewordIllustrationsPrefacePart I EconomyPeter Yule: 1. The Australian Economy in 19142. The Economic Impact of War, 19143. Supplying the War4. Trading with the Enemy5. Wheat and Wool6. The Little Salesman7. Manufacturing8. Financing the War9. Striking: Industrial Relations During the War10. The Economic Impact of War, 1919Part II PoliticsJohn Connor: 11. The Outbreak of War and the 1914 Election12. Labor Ascendant, 191513. Hughes in Europe and the Conscription Debate, 191614. Conscription Referendum and the Labor Split, 191615. Formation of the Nationalist Party and the Federal Election, 191716. Conscription Referendum, 191717. Politics in 191818. Politics in 1919Part III SocietyPeter Stanley: 19. Cheering: Outbreak, Shots and Loyalty20. Accepting: Casualties, Regulations, Internment21. Mobilising: Volunteers and Censorship22. Supporting: Women, Children and Men23. Jeering: Pacifists, Sport and Ordinary Life24. Understanding: Faith, Propaganda and Culture25. Enduring; Sacrifice, Aborigines and Sex26. Suffering: Grief, Sectarianism and War Weariness27. Returning: Armistice, Repatriation and Reconstruction28. Remembering: Anzac, Scotts History and Wars EffectsBibliographic EssayNotes