Battle colors: race, sex, and colonial soldiery in World War I

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Author: Philippa Levine
Date: Winter 1998
From: Journal of Women's History(Vol. 9, Issue 4)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 11,518 words

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Britain attempted to control the conduct of white working-class women and Indian soldiers during World War I. British and Dominion troops could go where they chose with companions they chose, once off the battlefield, but black men and working-class women's activities were restricted. These measures were justified by venereal disease control, but analysis reveals the causes lay in imperial racism and sexual anxiety.

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