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The Resource The conscription conflict and the Great War, edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer

The conscription conflict and the Great War, edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer

Label
The conscription conflict and the Great War
Title
The conscription conflict and the Great War
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While the Great War raged, Australians were twice asked to vote on the question of military conscription for overseas service. The recourse to popular referendum on such an issue at such a time was without precedent anywhere in the world. The campaigns precipitated mass mobilisation, bitter argument, a split in the Labor Party, and the fall of a government. The defeat of the proposals was hailed by some as a victory of democracy over militarism, mourned by others as an expression of political disloyalty or a symptom of failed self-government. But while the memory of the conscription campaigns once loomed large, it has increasingly been overshadowed by a preoccupation with the sacrifice and heroism of Australian soldiers - a preoccupation that has been reinforced during the centennial commemorations. This volume redresses the balance. Across nine chapters, distinguished scholars consider the origins, unfolding, and consequences of the conscription campaigns, comparing local events with experiences in Britain, the United States, and other countries. A corrective to the 'militarisation' of Australian history, it is also a major new exploration of a unique and defining episode in Australia's past
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10643193
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
940.394
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Archer, Robin
  • Damousi, Joy
  • Goot, Murray
  • Scalmer, Sean
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Australian History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Draft
  • Draft
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The conscription conflict and the Great War, edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 'The Most Interesting Experiment that has Ever Been Made in a Political Democracy': Conscription and the Great War / Robin Archer and Sean Scalmer -- PART 1: ORIGINS -- Chapter One : 'A Real Heritage of the English People': British Liberalism and'Continental Despotism' / Douglas Newton -- Chapter Two: Labour and Liberty: The Origins of the Conscription Referendum / Robin Archer -- PART 2: CAMPAIGNS AND RESULTS -- Chapter Three: Anti-Conscriptionism in Australia: Individuals, Organisations and Arguments / Frank Bongiorno -- Chapter Four: Universities and Conscription: The 'Yes' Campaigns and the University of Melbourne / JoyDamousi -- Chapter Five: The Results of the 1916 and 1917 Conscription Referendums Re-examined / Murray Coot -- PART 3: COMPARISONS -- Chapter Six: Why Was it Easier to Introduce and Implement Conscription in Some English-speaking Countries than in Others? / John Connor -- Chapter Seven: Conscription in the First World War: Britain and Australia / Ross McKibbin -- PART 4: LEGACIES -- Chapter Eight: Legend and Lamentation: Remembering the Anti-Conscription Struggle / Sean Scalmer
Control code
000057259139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
220 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925495393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)946507529
Label
The conscription conflict and the Great War, edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 'The Most Interesting Experiment that has Ever Been Made in a Political Democracy': Conscription and the Great War / Robin Archer and Sean Scalmer -- PART 1: ORIGINS -- Chapter One : 'A Real Heritage of the English People': British Liberalism and'Continental Despotism' / Douglas Newton -- Chapter Two: Labour and Liberty: The Origins of the Conscription Referendum / Robin Archer -- PART 2: CAMPAIGNS AND RESULTS -- Chapter Three: Anti-Conscriptionism in Australia: Individuals, Organisations and Arguments / Frank Bongiorno -- Chapter Four: Universities and Conscription: The 'Yes' Campaigns and the University of Melbourne / JoyDamousi -- Chapter Five: The Results of the 1916 and 1917 Conscription Referendums Re-examined / Murray Coot -- PART 3: COMPARISONS -- Chapter Six: Why Was it Easier to Introduce and Implement Conscription in Some English-speaking Countries than in Others? / John Connor -- Chapter Seven: Conscription in the First World War: Britain and Australia / Ross McKibbin -- PART 4: LEGACIES -- Chapter Eight: Legend and Lamentation: Remembering the Anti-Conscription Struggle / Sean Scalmer
Control code
000057259139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
220 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925495393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)946507529

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