“OUT OF THE EAST CHRIST CAME”: SERBIA IN THE EYES OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE GREAT WAR (en translation)

Abstract

This paper is based on research into American magazine accounts
of Serbia, as well as on reports on Serbia made by eyewitnesses, American journalists,
and humanitarians who visited Serbia. Many of them made a large contribution to the
formation of a positive image of Serbia and above all, of the Serbian people. A special
emphasis is placed on the discourse and activism of three American women, who were
personally and professionally linked to Serbia in the years of the Great War. Demetra
Vaka Brown in 1917 considered political commentary a central part of her work, and
her commentaries on politics during WWI were especially in demand. Amelia Peabody
Tileston was a humanitarian, whose letters are abundant in data on Serbia, its people
and soldiers, and the atmosphere at the Salonica Front. Another American who
witnessed the ravages of war in the Balkans after WWI was Rose Wilder Lane who was
sent to the Balkans by the Red Cross to investigate conditions there.

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Published in Beograd
Year of publication 2017
Author Biljana Vučetić
Publisher Istorijski institut Beograd
Publication Istorijski časopis
Pages 437 - 451
Keywords
  • Amanda Peabody Tileston
  • America
  • First World War
  • humanitarian work
  • Serbia
  • women
  • Demetra Vaka

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Istorijski Institut, portal Žene kroz istoriju. "“OUT OF THE EAST CHRIST CAME”: SERBIA IN THE EYES OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE GREAT WAR (en translation)". Access date: 25. June 2022. URL: https://zristorija.iib.ac.rs/en/istrazivanja/out-of-the-east-christ-came-serbia-in-the-eyes-of-american-women-in-the-great-war-en-translation/