Women’s participation in the U.S. Armed Forces has grown over time in response to the national need for their services. Throughout each era of American history, patriotic women volunteered to serve their country in a wide variety of official and unofficially sanctioned capacities. When there was a call to duty, the United States Armed Forces always relied upon women to be a part of the effort. Women in the United States Military: An Annotated Bibliography is the most complete and up to date listing of resources to help students and scholars understand the effect women have had on the wars that have shaped the United States. Covering everything from the American Revolution to Operations in Iraq, Women in the United States Military is essential for all academic and research libraries.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Women in Defense of the Nation across the Centuries
Chapter 2 - Early Patriots: Military Women from the American Revolution to the Civil War
Chapter 3 - Women and the American Civil War: More than Expected
Chapter 4 - Women on the Western Frontier: Few and Far Between
Chapter 5 - Spanish American War Nurses: Proving Themselves of Value
Chapter 6 - World War I: Women Volunteers Establish Parameters of Service
Chapter 7 - World War II Women: Bedpans, Typewriters and Lipstick
Chapter 8 - The Korean War: Women Serving Under the Protection of Uncle Sam
Chapter 9 -The Vietnam War: The Nurse Heroine and Her Forgotten Sister
Chapter 10 - The All Volunteer Force through the 1980s: How Many Women Is Too
Chapter 11 - Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM and the 1990s
Chapter 12 - The All Volunteer Force and the War on Terror
Judith Bellafaire is the Chief Historian at the Women in Military Service For America Memorial. She served for seven years as Historian for the U.S. Army Center for Military History in Washington, D.C.
'In a tightly structured work where pithy annotations are set within richly detailed essays, each defining a time period and circumstance surrounding women in the U.S. military, Judith Bellafaire has created a credible contribution to the burgeoning literature on women in military life ... Women in the United States Military is a solid reference work, useful in itself as a historical survey, and is highly recommended for both research and general collections.'
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