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Primary Sources:

Arthur, Max and Imperial War Museum (Great Britain). Forgotten Voices of the Great War: A History of World War I in the Words of the Men and Women Who Were There. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2004. 

Neiberg, Michael S. The World War I Reader: Primary and Secondary Sources. New York: New York University Press, 2007. 


African Americans - World War I and II:

Moore, Christopher Paul. Fighting for America: Black soldiers-- the Unsung Heroes of World War II. New York: Presidio Press/Ballantine Books, 2006.

Wright, Kai. Soldiers of Freedom: An Illustrated History of African Americans in the Armed Forces. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2002.

Ambulance Workers:

Edited By Hazel King. 2016. One Woman At War : Letters of Olive King 1915–1920. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press Digital.

"WW1 centenary: How 'female Tommies' and sexism helped save Britain; On the First World War centenary, Radhika Sanghani looks at the lives of 'female Tommies' - young British women who left the home front to drive ambulances, work in trenches and even fight on the front line." Telegraph Online, August 4, 2014. Gale In Context: Environmental Studies (accessed April 11, 2024).

Dupont Chemical Powder Workers:

McConnel, Deborah L. “Lou Cretia Owen and the Old Hickory Munitions Plant during World War I.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 75, no. 3 (2016): 202–21.

Mulrooney, Margaret M. Labor at home: The domestic world of workers at the Du Pont powder mills, 1802-1902. The College of William and Mary, 1996.

Harlem Hellfighters:

Slotkin, Richard. Lost Battalions: The Great War and The Crisis of American Nationality. New York, NY: H. Holt, 2005.

Williams, Chad L. Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Accessed November 2, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Haile Selassie and League of Nations Speech:

Coleman, Sterling Joseph. 2008. “Gradual Abolition or Immediate Abolition of Slavery? The Political, Social and Economic Quandary of Emperor Haile Selassie I.” Slavery & Abolition 29 (1): 65–82.

Selassie, Bereket Habte. Emperor Haile Selassie. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2014. Accessed April 22, 2024.

Hello Girls - WWI:

Cobbs, Elizabeth. The Hello Girls : America’s First Women Soldiers. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press. 2017. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Frahm, Jill. The Hello Girls: Women Telephone Operators with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul., 2004), 271-293.

Latin America and World War I:

Dehne, Phillip. How Important Was Latin America to the First World War? Iberoamericana (2001-) 14, no. 53 (2014): 151–64.

MacLeod, Jenny and Pierre Purseigle. Uncovered Fields: Perspectives in First World War Studies. Chapter by Olivier Compagnon: 1914–18: The Death Throes of Civilization. The Elites of Latin-America Face the Great War. ProQuest EBook Central.


Jensen, Kimberly. 2005. “A Base Hospital Is Not a Coney Island Dance Hall: American Women Nurses, Hostile Work Environment, and Military Rank in the First World War.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 26 (2): 206–35.

Moore, Wendy. 2020. “A Hospital ‘Manned by Women.’” History Today 70 (6): 12–15.

Plastic Surgery:

Fitzharris, Lindsey. The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

Reid, Fiona. Medicine in First World War Europe : Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017. Accessed October 5, 2022. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Trench Warfare:

Yorke, Trevor. The Trench: Life and Death on the Western Front 1914-1918. Berks: Countryside Books, 2014. Accessed November 2, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Tuskegee Airmen:

Haulman, Daniel L. The Tuskegee Airmen in Combat. Air Power History 57, no. 3 (2010): 14–21.

Moye, J. Tood. Freedom Flyers: the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Use of Aircraft and Flying Aces:

Murray, Williamson. War in the Air, 1914-45. London: Cassell, 1999. 

Hart, Peter. Aces Falling: War Above the Trenches, 1918. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007. 

S. Leach, Norman. Cavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World War. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2014. Accessed November 2, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Weapon Technology:

Chivers, C J. The Gun. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Moore, Kate. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, 2016.

Tucker, Jonathan B. War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to al-Qaeda. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. 

Spiers, Edward M. A History of Chemical and Biological Weapons. London: Reaktion Books, Limited, 2010. Accessed November 2, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Coleman, K. A History of Chemical Warfare. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2005. Accessed November 2, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.

War Criminals Nazi Officers & War Crimes:

Levinson, Sanford. “Responsibility for Crimes of War.” Philosophy & Public Affairs 2, no. 3 (1973): 244–73.

Rojansky, Matt. “Obstruction and Delay: The Hunt for Nazi War Criminals.” Harvard International Review 22, no. 4 (2001): 34–37.

Rosenbaum, Basia. "70 Years since Nuremberg, the Search for Nazis Continues: An Interview with Efraim Zuroff." Harvard International Review 36, no. 4 (Summer, 2015): 49-51.

Stephen Tyas. "Smoke and Mirrors: The German Foreign Intelligence Service's Release of Names of Former Nazi Employees," Holocaust and Genocide Studies 25, no. 2 (Fall 2011): 290-299.


Moore, Kate. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, 2016. 

Braybon, Gail. Women Workers in the First World War. London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2012. Accessed November 2, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Dumenil, Lynn. 2017. The Second Line of Defense : American Women and World War I. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Gavin, Lettie. American Women in World War I: They Also Served. University Press of Colorado, 1997. Accessed November 2, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Yellin, Emily. Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front during World War II.New York: Free Press, 2004.


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