Reviews

Author: 
Nina Silber
Reviewer: 
Rhonda Smith

Smith on Silber, 'Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War'


Nina Silber. Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xi + 213 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-517445-8; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-517444-1.

Reviewed by Rhonda Smith (Department of History, Alice Lloyd College)
Published on H-Minerva (July, 2006)

Beyond the Battlefield

Author: 
Natalie Hynh Chau Nguyen
Reviewer: 
Glenda Bonifacio

Bonifacio on Nguyen, 'Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women's Narratives'


Natalie Hynh Chau Nguyen. Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women's Narratives. Victoria: Common Ground Publishing, 2005. xvi + 207 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-86335-591-9.

Reviewed by Glenda Bonifacio (Women's Studies, University of Lethbridge)
Published on H-Minerva (July, 2006)

Gendered Ordeal

Author: 
Nina Silber
Reviewer: 
Janet Bucklew

Bucklew on Silber, 'Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War'


Nina Silber. Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. 284 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01677-4.

Reviewed by Janet Bucklew (Pennsylvania State University, National Museum of Civil War Medicine)
Published on H-Minerva (July, 2006)

"Beyond the Home and into the Nation"

Author: 
Linda Witt, Judith Bellafaire, Britta Granrud, Mary Jo Binker
Reviewer: 
Tanya L. Roth

Roth on Witt and Bellafaire and Granrud and Binker, '"A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value": Servicewomen of the Korean War Era'


Linda Witt, Judith Bellafaire, Britta Granrud, Mary Jo Binker. "A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value": Servicewomen of the Korean War Era. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2005. xii + 320 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58465-472-8; $60.00 (library), ISBN 978-1-58465-471-1.

Reviewed by Tanya L. Roth (Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis)
Published on H-Minerva (March, 2006)

Author: 
Kathleen Broome Williams
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Bruton

Bruton on Williams, 'Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cybersea'


Kathleen Broome Williams. Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cybersea. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2004. xvii + 240 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55750-952-9.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Bruton (University of Oxford)
Published on H-Minerva (March, 2006)

The Life and Times of Grace Hopper: Naval Officer and Computer Pioneer

Author: 
Kayla Williams, Michael E Staub
Reviewer: 
Noonie Fortin

Fortin on Williams and Staub, 'Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the US Army'


Kayla Williams, Michael E Staub. Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the US Army. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. 290 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-06098-0.

Reviewed by Noonie Fortin (Retired U.S. Army Reserve First Sergeant)
Published on H-Minerva (March, 2006)

Raw and Intense

Author: 
Carol Berkin
Reviewer: 
D Campbell

Campbell on Berkin, 'Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence'


Carol Berkin. Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. xviii + 194 pp. $24.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4000-4163-3.

Reviewed by D Campbell (The U.S. Coast Guard Foundation)
Published on H-Minerva (November, 2005)

Our Founding Mothers and War

Author: 
Sarah E. Gardner
Reviewer: 
M. Ben-Shalom

Ben-Shalom on Gardner, 'Blood and Irony: Southern White Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1861â??¢1937'


Sarah E. Gardner. Blood and Irony: Southern White Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1861â??¢1937. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. x + 352 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2818-2.

Reviewed by M. Ben-Shalom (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design)
Published on H-Minerva (November, 2005)

They Weren't Southern Belles, They Were Warriors

Author: 
Jane E. Schultz
Reviewer: 
Ellen Nore

Nore on Schultz, 'Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America'


Jane E. Schultz. Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xiv + 360 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2867-0.

Reviewed by Ellen Nore (Department of Historical Studies, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
Published on H-Minerva (November, 2005)

Invisible Women Now In Clear Focus

Author: 
Amy Caiazza
Reviewer: 
Linda Bowman

Bowman on Caiazza, 'Mothers and Soldiers: Gender, Citizenship, and Civil Society in Contemporary Russia'


Amy Caiazza. Mothers and Soldiers: Gender, Citizenship, and Civil Society in Contemporary Russia. New York and London: Routledge, 2002. xv + 192 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-93177-9.

Reviewed by Linda Bowman (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales)
Published on H-Minerva (November, 2005)

The Power of Radical Motherhood

Author: 
Tanya Lyons
Reviewer: 
Miranda Alison

Alison on Lyons, 'Guns and Guerilla Girls: Women in the Zimbabwean Liberation Struggle'


Tanya Lyons. Guns and Guerilla Girls: Women in the Zimbabwean Liberation Struggle. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2004. xxiii + 338 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-59221-167-8; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59221-166-1.

Reviewed by Miranda Alison (Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick)
Published on H-Minerva (October, 2005)

Author: 
Nancy Garrison Scripture
Reviewer: 
Meg Galante-DeAngelis

Galante-DeAngelis on Scripture, 'With Courage and Delicacy: Civil War on the Peninsula--Women and the U.S. Sanitary Commission'


Nancy Garrison Scripture. With Courage and Delicacy: Civil War on the Peninsula--Women and the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Mason City: Savas Publishing Company, 1999. ii + 242 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-882810-39-0.

Reviewed by Meg Galante-DeAngelis (School of Family Studies, University of Connecticut)
Published on H-Minerva (October, 2005)

Author: 
James Hinton
Reviewer: 
Corinna M. Peniston-Bird

Peniston-Bird on Hinton, 'Women, Social Leadership and the Second World War: Continuities of Class'


James Hinton. Women, Social Leadership and the Second World War: Continuities of Class. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xii + 267 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-924329-7.

Reviewed by Corinna M. Peniston-Bird (Department of History, Lancaster University)
Published on H-Minerva (September, 2005)

"The Bloomin' Women wot Werk fer Nuffin"

Author: 
Kate Adie
Reviewer: 
Regina Titunik

Titunik on Adie, 'Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War'


Kate Adie. Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2003. v + 194 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-340-82059-9; $15.88 (paper), ISBN 978-0-340-82060-5.

Reviewed by Regina Titunik (Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Hilo)
Published on H-Minerva (August, 2005)

Women in War: Changing Roles and Clothes

Author: 
DeAnne Blanton, Lauren M. Cook
Reviewer: 
Janet Bucklew

Bucklew on Blanton and Cook, 'They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War'


DeAnne Blanton, Lauren M. Cook. They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002. xiii + 277 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2806-0.

Reviewed by Janet Bucklew (The National Museum of Civil War Medicine)
Published on H-Minerva (July, 2005)

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