It's my country too : women's military stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan / edited by Jerri Bell & Tracy Crow ; foreword by Kayla Williams
Book | Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press | 2017

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xxi, 330 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references.
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This inspiring anthology it the first to convey the noteworthy experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words-from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman tells what it was like to be the first American woman to lead a raid against an enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Inga Fredriksen Ferris's describes how it felt to be a woman marine during World War II. Heidi Squier Kraft recounts her experiences as a lieutenant commander in the navy, deployed to Iraq as a psychologist to provide mental health care in a combat zone. In excerpts from their diaries, letters, oral histories, military depositions and testimonies, as well as from published and unpublished memoirs-generations of women reveal why and how they chose to serve their country, often breaking with social norms and at great personal peril.
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Bell, Jerri,
Crow, Tracy,
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Women's military stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan
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Online version: Bell, Jerri. It's my country too. Lincoln, NB : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2017] 9781612349343 (DLC) 2016057132
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9781612348315 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
1612348319 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
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