Bonnie White, BA
(Hons.) (Saint Mary's); MA (University of New Brunswick,
Fredericton); PhD (McMaster)
Phone: (709) 639-6519
Dr. White teaches in the area of twentieth century European social history. She teaches courses on pre-modern and modern Europe, including Britain, Germany, the First World War, conceptions of space and power in Victorian London, and revolutionary movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has published a number of articles on women's work in Britain the mid-twentieth century, and is the author of the monograph The Women's Land Army in First World War Britain (Palgrave, 2014). Her current research focuses on women's migration from Britain after the First World War, and she is working on her second monograph, The Society for the Oversea Settlement of British Women, 1919-1964 (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan).
Dr. White is interested in women’s history and social
change during and after the First World War. She is particularly interested in
women’s activism through volunteer and government organizations. Dr. White is currently working on a study of the Imperial Order
Daughters of the Empire in western Newfoundland.
PEER REVIEWED MONOGRAPHS:
The Women’s Land Army in First World War Britain. Palgrave
PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES:
“Meriel Talbot and the Society for the Overseas Settlement
of British Women, 1919-1929.” Britain and the World, 10, no. 1 (2017): 32-52.
“What to do with the Girls?” The Legacy of Women Farm
Workers in Britain, 1919-1939.” Historical Reflections, 42, no. 2 (2016):
‘Food Protests and the (In)equality of Sacrifice in First
World War Devon.” The Local Historian, 45, no. 1 (2015): 19-32.
Retrospection, and the Women’s Land Army in First World War Britain.” Journal
of the Canadian Historical Association, 22, no. 2 (2011) 162-194.
“Sowing the Seeds of
Patriotism: the Women’s Land Army in First World War Devon.” The Local
Historian, 4, no. 11 (2011): 13-27.
“Feeding the War
Effort: Agricultural Experiences in First World War Britain.” Agricultural
History Review, 58, no. 1 (2010): 95-112.
Early Recruitment Strategies in Devonshire, August 1914-December 1915.”
Historical Journal, 53, no. 3 (2009): 621-666.
PEER REVIEWED CO-AUTHORED ARTICLES:
“Spinsters, War Widows, and Wounded Soldiers: The Great War
Novels of Berta Ruck” co-authored with Johnathan H. Pope, English, Grenfell
Campus. Women’s History Review, 27, no. 7 (2018): 1085-1102.
PEER REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS:
‘Wigwams and Resort Towns: The Housing Crisis in First World
War Devon,’ The Great War: Localities and Regional Identities, eds. Nicholas
Mansfield and Craig Horner. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014.