An Encyclopedia of American Women at War: From the Home Front to the Battlefields

Editor/Author Tendrich Frank and Yvettea, Lisa
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
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ISBN: 978-1-59-884443-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 76
Book Status: Available
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A sweeping review of the role of women within the American military from the colonial period to the present day.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • A
  • Abzug, Bella (1920–1998)
  • Addams, Jane (1860–1935)
  • Afghanistan
  • African American Women
  • Air Force Nurse Corps (AFNC)
  • Albright, Madeleine Korbel [Marie Jana Korbelová] (1937–)
  • Allen (Billings), Eliza [George Mead] (1826–n.d.)
  • All-Volunteer Force (AVF)
  • American Red Cross
  • American Revolution (1775–1783)
  • American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS)
  • Anderson, Elda Emma “Andy” (1899–1961)
  • Andrews, Orianna Moon (1834–1883)
  • Army-Navy Nurses Act of 1947 (Public Law 36-80C)
  • Army Nurse Corps (ANC)
  • Army Reorganization Act (1920)
  • Army Signal Corps
  • Asian American Women
  • Ayres, Clara Edith Work (1880–1917)
  • B
  • Bache, Sarah “Sally” Franklin (1743–1808)
  • Bailey, Anne Hennis Trotter “Mad Anne” (1742–1825)
  • Bailey, Margaret E. (1915–)
  • Bailey, Mildred “Inez” Caroon (1919–2009)
  • Baker (Steffen), Cecilia Genevieve “Lucille” (1900–1968) and Baker (French), Genevieve Cecilia (1900–1999)
  • Baker, E. H. (n.d.–n.d)
  • Baker, Josephine (1906–1975)
  • Balch, Emily Green (1867–1961)
  • Baldenecker, Donna-Mae (1920–2010)
  • Barnwell, Barbara Olive (1928–)
  • Barton, Clara Harlowe (1821–1912)
  • Bates, Ann (1748–1801)
  • Battle, Mary Frances “Fannie” (1842–1924)
  • Benjamin, Anna Northend (1874–1902)
  • Bentley, Elizabeth Terrill (1908–1963)
  • Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875–1955)
  • Bickerdyke, Mary Ann Ball “Mother” (1817–1901)
  • Blackwell, Elizabeth (1821–1910)
  • Blair, Lorinda Anna [Annie Etheridge Hooks] (ca. 1840–1913)
  • Blake, Esther McGowin (1897–1979)
  • Blalock, Sarah Malinda [Samuel Blalock] (1839–1903)
  • Blatch, Harriot Eaton Stanton (1856–1940)
  • Blodgett, Katharine Burr (1898–1979)
  • Bolton, Frances Payne Bingham (1885–1977)
  • Borginis, Sarah [Sarah A. Bowman] (1812–1886)
  • Bosin, (Margaret) Sidonie Sansom (ca.1960–)
  • Bourke-White, Margaret (1904–1971)
  • Bowser, Mary Elizabeth (ca. 1839–n.d.)
  • Boyd, Marie Isabella “Belle” (1844–1900)
  • Bradley, Amy Morris (1823–1904)
  • Brant, Mary “Molly” (ca.1735–1796)
  • Bratton, Martha Robertson [Robinson] (ca. 1749/1750–1816)
  • Breckinridge, Margaret E. (1832–1864)
  • Brewer, Lucy [Louisa Baker, George Baker, Lucy West, Eliza Bowen] (ca. 1793–n.d.)
  • Brewer, Margaret A. (1930–)
  • Brion, Irene (1920–)
  • Brown, Monica Lin (1988–)
  • Brownell, Kady (1842–1915)
  • Burgin, Elizabeth (n.d.–n.d.)
  • C
  • Cadet Nurse Corps
  • Cadoria, Sherian Grace (1940–)
  • Cammermeyer, Margarethe (1942–)
  • Campbell, Kim Reed (1975–)
  • Camp Followers
  • Caracristi, Ann Zeilinger (1921–)
  • Carroll, Anna Ella (1815–1894)
  • Cary, Mary Ann Shadd (1823–1893)
  • Cazneau, Jane McManus Storms [Cora Montgomery] (1807–1878)
  • Champion, Deborah (1753–n.d.)
  • Charette, Holly A. (1983–2005)
  • Child, Julia McWilliams (1912–2004)
  • Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
  • Civil War (1861–1865)
  • Clalin, Frances Louisa [Francis Clayton] (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Clark, Regina Renee (1962–2005)
  • Clarke, Mary E. (1924–)
  • Cochran, Jacqueline (ca. 1910–1980)
  • Cold War (ca. 1947–1991)
  • Cole, Mary Ann (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Collins, Eileen Marie (1956–)
  • Cook, Cordelia Elizabeth “Betty” (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Corbin, Margaret Cochran (1751–ca. 1800)
  • Cornum, Rhonda (1954–)
  • Crawford v. Cushman (1976)
  • Crea, Vivien S. (1952–)
  • Cubero, Linda Garcia (1958–)
  • Culper Spy Ring
  • Curtis, Namahyoke Sockum (1861–1935)
  • Cushman, Pauline [Harriet Wood] (1833–1893)
  • D
  • Darragh, Lydia Barrington (ca.1728–ca. 1790)
  • Daughters of Liberty
  • Davis, Ann Simpson (1764–1851)
  • Davis, Wilma Zimmerman (1912–2001)
  • Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)
  • Delano, Jane Arminda (1862–1919)
  • Dietrich, Marlene (1901–1992)
  • Divers, Bridget (ca.1840–n.d.)
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde (1802–1887)
  • Driscoll, Agnes Meyer (1889–1971)
  • Duerk, Alene Bertha (1920–)
  • Dulinsky, Barbara J. (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Dunwoody, Ann E. (1953–)
  • Duston, Hannah (1657–1730)
  • E
  • Earley, Charity Adams (1918–2002)
  • Edmonds (Seelye),Sarah Emma [Franklin Thompson] (1841–1898)
  • Edmondson, Isabella “Belle” Buchanan (1840–1873)
  • Espionage
  • Executive Order 9981 (July 26, 1948)
  • F
  • Faulkner, Shannon Richey (1975–)
  • Feinstein, Genevieve Grotjan (1912–2006)
  • Fields, Evelyn Juanita (1949–)
  • Finch, Florence Ebersole Smith (1915–)
  • Fleming, Margaret Zane (1917–1997)
  • Flinn, Kelly (1970–)
  • Fonda, Jane [Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda] (1937–)
  • Foote, Evelyn Patricia “Pat” (1930–)
  • Ford (Willard), Antonia (1838–1871)
  • Fox, Annie G. (1893–1987)
  • Friedman, (Clara) Elizebeth Smith (1892–1980)
  • Frontiero v. Richardson (1973)
  • Fulton, Sarah Bradlee (1740–1835)
  • G
  • Galloway, Irene O. (1908–1963)
  • Gang, Jeanne Hamby (1921–2006)
  • Gay, Samuel [Ann Bailey] (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Gellhorn, Martha (1908–1998)
  • Glaspie, April Catherine (1942–)
  • Gold Star Mothers’ Pilgrimages (1930s)
  • Goodrich, Annie Warburton (1866–1954)
  • Government Girls
  • Gray Lady Corps
  • Greenhow, Rose O'Neal (ca. 1814–1864)
  • Greenwood, Edith Ellen (1920–)
  • Gulf War (1991)
  • Gulovich, Maria (1921–2009)
  • H
  • Hall (Goillot), Virginia (1906–1982)
  • Hall, Florence Louise (1888–1983)
  • Hallaren, Mary (1907–2005)
  • Hancock, Joy Bright (1898–1986)
  • Harris, Marcelite Jordan (1943–)
  • Hart, Nancy (ca. 1843–1902)
  • Hart, Nancy Morgan (ca. 1735–1830)
  • Hasson, Esther Voorhees (1867–1942)
  • Hays, Anna Mae McCabe (1920–)
  • Heavren, Rose (1870–1968)
  • “Hello Girls”
  • Herz, Alice (1883–1965)
  • Hester, Leigh Ann (1982–)
  • Higgins (Hall), Marguerite (1920–1966)
  • Hispanic American Women
  • Hitt, Genevieve Young (1885–1963)
  • Hobby, Oveta Culp (1905–1995)
  • Hodgers, Jennie [Albert D. J. Cashier] (1844–1915)
  • Hoefly, E. Ann (1919–2003)
  • Hoisington, Elizabeth P. (1918–2007)
  • Holm, Jeanne M. (1921–2010)
  • Hopper, Grace Murray (1906–1992)
  • Howard, Michelle (1960–)
  • Hunton, Addie Waites (1866–1943)
  • I
  • Indian Wars
  • Iraq War (2003–2011)
  • J
  • Jackson, Gilda A. (1950–)
  • Jemison, Mary (ca. 1742–1833)
  • Johnsen, Heather Lynn (1973–)
  • Johnson, Opha Mae (1900–1976)
  • Johnson, Shoshana Nyree (1973–)
  • Johnson, Susannah (ca.1730–1810)
  • Johnson-Brown, Hazel Winifred (1927–2011)
  • K
  • Keichline, Anna Wagner (1889–1943)
  • Kennedy, Claudia J. (1947–)
  • Keys (Evans), Sarah Louise (1929–)
  • Kinney, Dita Hopkins (1855–1921)
  • Korean War (1950–1953)
  • L
  • Ladies’ Association
  • Lamarr, Hedy (1914–2000)
  • Lane, Anna Maria (n.d.–1810)
  • Latin American Military Interventions
  • Lauwers, Barbara (1914–2009)
  • Lee, Hazel Ying (1912–1944)
  • Leftenant Colon, Nancy (1921–)
  • Love, Nancy Harkness (1914–1976)
  • Lovelace's Woman inSpace Program (WISP)
  • Ludington, Sybil (1761–1839)
  • Lynch, Jessica (1983–)
  • M
  • Maass, Clara Louise (1876–1901)
  • Mammy Kate (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Mariner, Rosemary Bryant (1953–)
  • Martin, Grace Waring (n.d.–n.d.), and Martin, Rachel Clay (n.d.–n.d.)
  • May, Geraldine Pratt (1895–1997)
  • McAfee (Horton), Mildred Helen (1900–1994)
  • McClelland, Helen Grace (1887–1984)
  • McGee, Anita Newcomb (1864–1940)
  • McGrath, Kathleen (1952–2002)
  • McGuire, Colleen L. (n.d.–n.d.)
  • McIntosh, Elizabeth P. MacDonald (1915–)
  • McKee, Fran (1926–2002)
  • Meyer, Marie Anne (1897–1969)
  • Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
  • Military Police
  • Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS)
  • Milligan (Rasmuson), Mary Louise (1911–)
  • “Miss Jenny” (ca. 1760–n.d.)
  • Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH)
  • Monroe, Rose Leigh Abbott Will (1920–1997)
  • Moody, Juanita Morris (ca. 1934–)
  • Moon, Charlotte “Lottie” (1829–1895)
  • Moon, Virginia “Ginnie” (1844–1925)
  • Motte, Rebecca Brewton (1737–1815)
  • Mountain Charley [Elsa Jane Guerin a.k.a. Charles Hatfield] (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Mutter, Carol Ann Schneider (1945–)
  • N
  • “Nancy Harts”
  • Native American Women
  • Navy Nurse Corps
  • Nelson, Yzetta L. (1923–2011)
  • Newcom, Elizabeth [William “Bill” Newcom] (ca. 1825–n.d.)
  • Nonhelema (Grenadier Squaw) (ca.1720–ca. 1786)
  • North American Colonial Wars (17th–18th centuries)
  • Nursing
  • O
  • Office of Civilian Defense (OCD)
  • Ott, Elsie S. (1913–2006)
  • Owens v. Brown (1978)
  • P
  • Parker, Cynthia Ann (ca. 1824–ca. 1870)
  • Perkins (Wilson), Frances (1882–1965)
  • Phipps, Anita Evans (1886–1953)
  • Piestewa, Lori (1979–2003)
  • Pigott, Emeline Jamison (1836–1919)
  • Pitcher, Molly (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Prather, Mary Louise (1913–1996)
  • Prisoners of War
  • Public Law 448 (July 2,1925)
  • Public Law 90-130 (1967)
  • R
  • Ratcliffe, Laura (1836–1923)
  • Rathbun-Nealy (Coleman), Melissa (1970–)
  • Raye, Martha (1916–1994)
  • Red Cross Volunteer Nurse'S Aide Corps
  • Reed, Esther de Berdt (1746–1780)
  • Republic of Texas
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Reynolds, Arabella “Belle” (1843–1930)
  • Rinker, Molly “Old Mom” (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Rodgers, Marie Louise (1926–)
  • Rogers, Edith Nourse (1881–1960)
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor (1884–1962)
  • Rosenberg, Ethel Greenglass (1915–1953)
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Ross, Elizabeth “Betsy” Griscom (1752–1836)
  • Rossi, Marie Therese (1959–1991)
  • Roundtree, Dovey Mae Johnson (1914–)
  • Rowlandson, Mary White (ca. 1635–1711)
  • S
  • Saar, Lisa (1966–)
  • Sacagawea (ca.1787–1812)
  • Salter, Fannie Mae (1884–1966)
  • Salvation Army
  • Samson [Sampson] (Gannett), Deborah [Robert Shurtliff] (1760–1827)
  • Sears, Mary (1905–1997)
  • Seoul City Sue (Anna Wallace Suhr) (1898–n.d.)
  • Shattuck, Sarah Hartwell (ca.1737/1738–1798)
  • Sheehan, Cindy Lee Miller (1957–)
  • Smith, Genevieve M. (1905–1950)
  • Spanish-American War (1898)
  • Spanish Influenza (Influenza Pandemic)
  • Stimson, Julia Catherine (1881–1948)
  • Stratton, Dorothy Constance (1899–2006)
  • Streeter, Ruth Cheney (1895–1990)
  • Strong, Anna “Nancy” Smith (1740–1812)
  • Swantek, Elizabeth (n.d.–n.d.)
  • T
  • Ten Percenters
  • Thorpe (Pack), Amy Elizabeth “Betty” (1910–1963)
  • “355” (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Tompkins, Sally Louisa (1833–1916)
  • Tower, Ellen May (1868–1898)
  • Towle, Katherine A. (1898–1986)
  • Tracey, Patricia Ann (1950–)
  • Tubman, Harriet [Araminta Ross] (ca.1820–1913)
  • Turchin, Nadine [Nedezhda] Lvova (1826–1904)
  • Tyonajanegen (n.d.–ca.1820)
  • U
  • United Service Organizations (USO)
  • United States Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPAR)
  • United States Sanitary Commission (USSC)
  • United States v. Virginia (1996)
  • Urdang, Constance (1922–1996)
  • USS Benevolence
  • USS Red Rover
  • USS Relief
  • USS Sanctuary
  • V
  • Valdez, Ramona M. (1984–2005)
  • Van Devanter (Buckley), Lynda Margaret (1947–2002)
  • Van Lew, Elizabeth (1818–1900)
  • Vaught, Wilma L. (1930–)
  • Vega, Sarah (1981–)
  • Velazquez, Loreta Janeta [Harry T. Buford] (1842–1897)
  • Victory Gardens
  • Vietnam War (1965–1973)
  • Vivandieres
  • W
  • Wakeman, Sarah Rosetta [Lyons Wakeman] (1843–1864)
  • Walker, Anna Nancy Slaughter (n.d.–n.d)
  • Walker, Mary Edwards (1832–1919)
  • Walsh, Loretta Perfectus (1896–1925)
  • War of 1812 (1812–1815)
  • War on Terror (2001–)
  • Ward, Nancy (ca.1738–ca.1824)
  • Warner, Jemima (n.d.–1775)
  • Watkins, Kathleen Blake [Kit Coleman] (1856–1915)
  • Weiss, Cora Rubin (1934–)
  • Widnall, Sheila Evans (1938–)
  • Williams, Cathay [William Cathey] (ca.1844–n.d.)
  • Wilson, Ruth Willson (n.d.–n.d.)
  • Winema [Tobey Riddle] (ca. 1848–1920)
  • Winnemucca, Sarah [Thocmetony “Shell Flower”] (1844–1891)
  • Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES)
  • Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP)
  • Women in Military Service for America Memorial
  • Women in the Air Force (WAF)
  • Women in the Coast Guard Study
  • Women Marines
  • Women Strike for Peace (WSP)
  • Women's Advisory Committee of the War Manpower Commission (1942–1945)
  • Women's Advisory Council (Coast Guard)
  • Women's Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 (PublicLaw80-625)
  • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)
  • Women's Army Band
  • Women's Army Corps (WAC)
  • Women's Army Corps (WAC) Officer Basic Course
  • Women's Army Corps (WAC) Training Center (1948–1954)
  • Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS)
  • Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD)
  • Women's Land Army
  • Women's Medical Specialist Corps (WMSCP)
  • Women's Nursing Corps, Army
  • World War I (1914–1918)
  • World War II (1941–1945)
  • Wright, Prudence Cummings (1740–1823)
  • Wu, Chien-Shiung (1912–1997)
  • Y
  • Yeoman (F)
  • Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
  • Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
  • Z
  • Z-116 (August 7, 1972)
  • Zane, Elizabeth “Betty” (c. 1759–c. 1847)
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors