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Sea Change at AnnapolisThe United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000$
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H. Michael Gelfand

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830475

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877470_gelfand

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. The Seeds of Revolution Women at the Naval Academy through 1976

. The Seeds of Revolution Women at the Naval Academy through 1976

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(p.109) 5. The Seeds of Revolution Women at the Naval Academy through 1976
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Sea Change at Annapolis
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H. Michael Gelfand

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807877470_gelfand.10

Women's acceptance into the Brigade of Midshipmen—the formal name for the population of midshipmen enrolled in the United States Naval Academy (USNA)—was a significant step in helping women fulfil their roles and responsibilities as American citizens. This chapter describes women's earliest presence at Annapolis and their roles in the Naval Academy community prior to 1976. It also follows a number of young women in their attempts to seek admission to the Academy, many of which were unsuccessful. In spite of many issues regarding the policy changes to integrate women into the USNA, the federal government eventually allowed women to attend the Naval Academy.

Keywords:   Brigade of Midshipmen, Annapolis, Naval Academy, USNA, women

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