"Faithful to Our Tasks"
Elizabeth Griffin Hill, an independent researcher and writer specializing the history of Arkansas women, provides the context for women’s actions and reactions
during World War I in her book, Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas’s Women and the Great War. The book provides context to help us understand our
grandmothers and great-grandmothers’ responses to wartime needs and how the Great War created a scenario in which Arkansas’s organized women—as
well as women throughout the nation—would step forward and excel as men and governments stood up and took notice. After the war, these same organized
women won the right to vote.