"Battle Cry of the Mothers"

A poem, written by Angela Morgan, that gives a mother/female perspective of the war; it asks to acknowledge the cries of the mothers who nourished, birthed and raised the soldiers that are fighting and dying and to "yield--for the mothers' sake!" During the same year that “Battle Cry of the Mothers” was published, Angela Morgan attended the International Congress of Women at The Hague, Holland. There, she served as one of 1,136 delegates to this ground-breaking international conference to promote peace. Morgan recited her poem at the conference, making “Battle Cry of the Mothers” an anthem for pacifism from the female perspective.
Identifier
NYSA_A3167-78A_B7_BattleCryoftheMothers
Date
1917
Language
English
Source
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. Historical research working files, 1795-1945. Series A3167-78A, Box 7.
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