1st Edition

An International Rediscovery of World War One Distant Fronts

    182 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    182 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    International contributors from the fields of political science, cultural studies, history, and literature grapple with both the local and global impact of World War I on marginal communities in China, Syria, Europe, Russia, and the Caribbean. Readers can uncover the neglected stories of this World War I as contributors draw particular attention to features of the war that are underrepresented such as Chinese contingent labor, East Prussian deportees, remittances from Syrian immigrants in the New World to struggling relatives in the Ottoman Empire, the war effort from Serbia to Martinique, and other war experiences. By redirecting focus away from the traditional areas of historical examination, such as battles on the Western Front and military strategy, this collection of chapters, international and interdisciplinary in nature, illustrates the war’s omnipresence throughout the world, in particular its effect on less studied peoples and regions. The primary objective of this volume is to examine World War I through the lens of its forgotten participants, neglected stories, and underrepresented peoples.

    Jennifer D. Keene 

    Robert B. McCormick, Araceli Hernández-Laroche and Catherine G. Canino  
    1. Forgotten Prisoners of the Tsar: East Prussian Deportees in Russia during World War I
    Charles Perrin
    2. The Forgotten Front? Serbia, Memory and World War I
    Jason Hansen 
    3. From George Tom in Cleveland, Ohio, to His Father Tannous Gergis, Mt. Lebanon, Syria:  Remittances as Transnational Relief During World War One
    Christine B. Lindner 

    4. The Treaty of Versailles and the Rise of Chinese Feminism
    Nicole Richardson  
    5. Distanced, Disembodied, and Detached: Women’s Poetry of the First World War
    Constance Ruzich  
    6. The Martinican War Experience through the Lenses of Raphaël Confiant, Jacques Dumont, and Stéphane Dufoix Jeremy Patterson 

    7. Between Scylla and Charybdis: Chinese Laborers Under the French-American Supervision in France During World War One
    Olga V. Alexeeva


    Robert B. McCormick is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

    Araceli Hernández-Laroche is Associate Professor of Modern Languages and the Assistant Chair of Languages, Literature, and Composition at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

    Catherine G. Canino is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate.