Transnational Outrage (Hardcover)

The Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell

By K. Pickles

Palgrave MacMillan, 9781403986078, 277pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2007

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The execution of British matron Edith Cavell by occupying German forces was portrayed by the allies as one of the key atrocities of the Great War. This book recovers and interprets the worldwide reaction to Cavell's death, exploring its contextual relationship within imperial and international history, as well women's history and gender history.

About the Author

Katie Pickles is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is the author of Female Imperialism and National Identity (Manchester, 2002) and a variety of journal articles. She has edited three books, the most recent being with Myra Rutherdale, Contact Zones (Vancouver, 2005).