"Sexual Distortions and the First Modern War: Nationalizing Gender Divisions During World War I"
by Sam Skow

Sam Skow wrote "Sexual Distortions and the First Modern War" in HIST 122B: Women in Modern European Societies. Sam's instructor, Mona Siegel, asked students to write a critical historical analysis in response to the prompt, "Did Word War I emancipate women (and emasculate men)?" The reviewer for Writing the University called Sam's essay an outstanding example of history research and writing, with sophisticated analysis and excellent integration of primary and secondary sources.
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