Lynn Rainville received her PhD from Michigan Anthropology in 2001.

About the Book:
Virginia played an important role during World War I, supplying the Allied forces with food, horses and steel in 1915 and 1916. After America entered the war in 1917, Virginians served in numerous military and civilian roles—Red Cross nurses, sailors, shipbuilders, pilots, stenographers and domestic gardeners. More than 100,000 were drafted—more than 3600 lost their lives. Almost every city and county lost men and women to the war. The author details the state’s manifold contributions to the war effort and presents a study of monuments erected after the war.

About the Author: Lynn Rainville is the Dean at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, where she also directs an institute for public history. She has spent the last two decades studying historic American cemeteries, segregated schools, enslaved communities, poor farms and World War I.


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