To accompany our new exhibit, "She Chose to Serve: Honoring Women Veterans" Tanya Roth, Ph.D. Candidate at Washington University, has compiled this list of sources for those who wish to know more about the history of women in the military.
Blanton, DeAnne and Lauren Cook. They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1992.
Cornum, Rhonda, Colonel, U.S. Army. She Went to War: The Rhonda Cornum Story. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1992.
Ebbert, Jean and Marie-Beth Hall. Crossed Currents: Navy Women from WWI To Tailhook. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 1993.
Enloe, Cynthia. Does Khaki Become You? The Militarization of Women's Lives. London, England: Pandora Press, 1988.
Holm, Jeanne M., Major General, U.S. Air Force, (Ret.). Women in the Military: An Unfinished Revolution, rev. ed. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1992.
Humphrey, Mary Ann. My Country, My Right to Serve: Experiences of Gay Men and Women in the Military, World War II to the Present. New York: HarperCollins, 1990.
Merryman, Molly. Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
Monahan, Evelyn and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. A Few Good Women: America’s Military Women from World War I to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Morden, Bettie J. The Women's Army Corps, 1945-1978, Army Historical Series. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History United States Army, 1990.
Meyer, Leisa D. Creating GI Jane: Sexuality and Power in the Women's Army Corps During World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
Moore, Brenda. Serving Our Country: Japanese American Women in the Military during World War II. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Moore, Brenda. To Serve My Country, To Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACs Stationed Overseas during World War II. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
Norman, Elizabeth. We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped in Bataan by the Japanese. New York: Random House, 1999.
Omori, Frances. Quiet Heroes: Navy Nurses of the Korean War, 1950-1953: Far East Command. St. Paul, MN: Smith House Press, 2000.
Schneider, Dorothy and Carl. Into the Breach: American Women Overseas in World War I. New York: Viking Press, 1991.
Shilts, Randy. Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military, Vietnam to Persian Gulf. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993.
Soderbergh, Peter A. Women Marines in the Korean War Era. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994.
Stremlow, Mary V., Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.). A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977. Washington, D. C.: U.S. Marine Corps, 1986.
Treadwell, Mattie. The Women’s Army Corps. Washington: Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1953.
Vuic, Kara Dixon. Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Witt, Linda, et al., eds. “A Defense Weapon Known to be of Value”: Servicewomen of the Korean War Era. Hanover, NH: The University Press of New England, 2005
Yellin, Emily. Our Mothers' War. New York: Free Press, 2004.
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