Elizabeth Cobbs, PhD

The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers

Author Elizabeth Cobbs, on her book, Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, which looks at the women who served in WWI as telephone switchboard agents “on the very skirts and edges of the battle itself” for the U.S. Army signal corps, only to return to a United States that still didn’t give them the right to vote or recognize their contribution as soldiers during the war until 1979.

[Recorded on July 29, 2021.]

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      Elizabeth Cobbs

      Elizabeth Cobbs is a historian, New York Times bestselling novelist, and documentary filmmaker. She is the author of four books on American history and a winner of the Allan Nevins Prize. Her novel Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War won the San Diego Book Award.

      elizabethcobbs.com