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The Resource Women warriors : an unexpected history, Pamela D. Toler

Women warriors : an unexpected history, Pamela D. Toler

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Women warriors : an unexpected history
Title
Women warriors
Title remainder
an unexpected history
Statement of responsibility
Pamela D. Toler
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Who says women don't go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor. * The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly--Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But women, it turns out, have always gone to war. In this fascinating and lively world history, Pamela Toler not only introduces us to women who took up arms, she also shows why they did it and what happened when they stepped out of their traditional female roles to take on other identities. * These are the stories of women who fought because they wanted to, because they had to, or because they could. Among the warriors you'll meet are * Tomyris, ruler of the Massagetae, who killed Cyrus the Great of Persia when he sought to invade her lands * The West African ruler Amina of Hausa, who led her warriors in a campaign of territorial expansion for more than 30 years * Boudica, who led the Celtic tribes of Britain into a massive rebellion against the Roman Empire to avenge the rapes of her daughters * The Trung sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who led an untrained army of 80,000 troops to drive the Chinese empire out of Vietnam * The Joshigun, a group of 30 combat-trained Japanese women who fought against the forces of the Meiji emperor in the late 19th century * Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi, who was regarded as the "bravest and best" military leader in the 1857 Indian Mutiny against British rule * Maria Bochkareva, who commanded Russia's first all-female battalion--the First Women's Battalion of Death--during WWII * Dr. James Barry (nee Margaret Buckley), who served as a doctor in the British army in the 19th century, during which time he performed the first ever caesarean section * Buffalo Calf Road Woman, the Cheyenne warrior who knocked General Custer off his horse at the Battle of Little Bighorn * Juana Azurduy de Padilla, a mestiza warrior who fought in at least 16 major battles against colonizers of Latin America and who is a national hero in Bolivia and Argentina today * And many more spanning from ancient times through the 20th century. By considering the ways in which their presence has been erased from history, Toler reveals that women have always fought--not in spite of being women but because they are women"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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Toler, Pamela D
Dewey number
355.0092/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UB416
LC item number
.T65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and war
  • Women soldiers
Label
Women warriors : an unexpected history, Pamela D. Toler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Women Do Not Fight" -- Chapter One : Don't Mess with Mama -- Chapter Two: Her Father's Daughter -- CHECKPOINT: Her Mother's Daughter -- Chapter Three: The Widow's Rampage -- Chapter Four: The Most Powerful Piece on the Chessboard -- CHECKPOINT: Queen in All but Name -- Chapter Five: Joan of Arc of [Fill in the Blank] -- Chapter Six: Wo-manning the Ramparts -- CHECKPOINT: Molly Pitcher(s)? -- Chapter Seven: In Disguise -- Chapter Eight: No Disguise Needed -- CHECKPOINT: Was She or Wasn't She
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780807064320
Lccn
2018028811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1038225486
  • (OCoLC)1038225486
  • 996243
Label
Women warriors : an unexpected history, Pamela D. Toler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Women Do Not Fight" -- Chapter One : Don't Mess with Mama -- Chapter Two: Her Father's Daughter -- CHECKPOINT: Her Mother's Daughter -- Chapter Three: The Widow's Rampage -- Chapter Four: The Most Powerful Piece on the Chessboard -- CHECKPOINT: Queen in All but Name -- Chapter Five: Joan of Arc of [Fill in the Blank] -- Chapter Six: Wo-manning the Ramparts -- CHECKPOINT: Molly Pitcher(s)? -- Chapter Seven: In Disguise -- Chapter Eight: No Disguise Needed -- CHECKPOINT: Was She or Wasn't She
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780807064320
Lccn
2018028811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1038225486
  • (OCoLC)1038225486
  • 996243

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