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Kentucky and the Great WarWorld War I on the Home Front$
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David J. Bettez

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813168012

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.001.0001

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Women and Children

Women and Children

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(p.163) 8 Women and Children
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Kentucky and the Great War
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David J. Bettez

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.003.0009

Women’s efforts to support the war generally received guidance from the Kentucky Division of the Women’s Committee of the Council of National Defense, headed by Louisvillian Sallie White Bruce. Bruce encouraged the establishment of women’s committees in the counties. The Kentucky Division collaborated with women’s clubs and the Kentucky Council of Defense, supporting activities such as the Red Cross and Liberty Bond campaigns. It also pursued its own initiatives, including child health, schooling, and recreation. Children were expected to support the war too, primarily by growing school gardens and encouraging the purchase of War Savings Stamps.

Keywords:   Kentucky Division, Women’s Committee of the Council of National Defense, Sallie White Bruce, Kentucky Council of Defense, women’s clubs, War Savings Stamps

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