A Soldier And A Woman

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Author: Gerard J.De Groot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317876431
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 396
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The question of women's role in the military is extremely topical. A Woman and a Soldier covers the experiences of women in the military from the late mediaeval period to the present day. Written in two volumes this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of wars: The Thirty Years War, the French and Indian Wars in Northern America, the Anglo-Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, the Long March in China, and the Vietnam War. There are also thematic chapters, including studies of terrorism and contemporary military service. Taking a multidisciplinary approach: historical, anthropological, and cultural, the book shows the variety of arguments used to support or deny women's military service and the combat taboo. In the process the book challenges preconceived notions about women's integration in the military and builds a picture of the ideological and practical issues surrounding women soldiers.


Memoirs Of A Soldier Nurse And Spy

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Author: Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 266
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Among the hundreds of women who, in disguise, enlisted to serve as men during the Civil War, only Sarah Edmonds is known to have written a memoir recounting her experiences. As "Franklin Thompson," she joined the 2nd Michigan Infantry Regiment in 1861, then fought in some of the bloodiest struggles of the Civil War, from the first battle of Bull Run to the Kentucky Campaign of 1863. This daring woman embarked upon dangerous missions into Confederate territory to gather information and to survey enemy positions, sometimes in the guise of a slave or Irish washerwoman, sometimes in Confederate uniform. Through her experiences as a "male nurse" and Union soldier, Edmonds depicts the horrors of Civil War hospitals and the simple pastimes of camp life. Throughout her impassioned account, first published in 1865, this enthralling storyteller reveals her courage, dedication to the Union, and resourcefulness in concealing her identity. Three years after her death, Edmonds's body was reinterred with military honors by her comrades, who recognized in her a "strong, healthy, and robust soldier, ever willing and ready for duty." The introduction and annotations by Elizabeth D. Leonard, a leading authority on Civil War women, support and amplify Edmonds's account. Challenging established views of the Civil War soldier, Memoirs of a Soldier, Nurse, and Spy is compelling reading, especially for those interested in the Civil War, women's history, American studies, and military history.


Blackwood S Edinburgh Magazine

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Category : England
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Enactments By The 89th Congresses Concerning Education And Training Second Session 1966 With Related Presidential Recommendations Legislative Histories Of The Bills And Digests Of The Enactments

Enactments by the 89th Congresses Concerning Education and Training  Second Session 1966  with Related Presidential Recommendations  Legislative Histories of the Bills  and Digests of the Enactments PDF
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare
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The Whole Works Of Jeremy Taylor With A Life Of The Author And A Critical Examination Of His Writings By Reginald Heber

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Author: Jeremy Taylor
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Extreme Exoticism

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Author: William Anthony Sheppard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190072709
Size: 44.61 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 640
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To what extent can music be employed to shape one culture's understanding of another? In the American imagination, Japan has represented the "most alien" nation for over 150 years. This perceived difference has inspired fantasies--of both desire and repulsion--through which Japanese culture has profoundly impacted the arts and industry of the U.S. While the influence of Japan on American and European painting, architecture, design, theater, and literature has been celebrated in numerous books and exhibitions, the role of music has been virtually ignored until now. W. Anthony Sheppard's Extreme Exoticism offers a detailed documentation and wide-ranging investigation of music's role in shaping American perceptions of the Japanese, the influence of Japanese music on American composers, and the place of Japanese Americans in American musical life. Presenting numerous American encounters with and representations of Japanese music and Japan, this book reveals how music functions in exotic representation across a variety of genres and media, and how Japanese music has at various times served as a sign of modernist experimentation, a sounding board for defining American music, and a tool for reshaping conceptions of race and gender. From the Tin Pan Alley songs of the Russo-Japanese war period to Weezer's Pinkerton album, music has continued to inscribe Japan as the land of extreme exoticism.


The Novels And Tales Of Charles Dickens Boz

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Author: Charles Dickens
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A Greek And English Dictionary

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Author: John Groves
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Category : English language
Languages : en
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