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Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

Gina M. Martino

Abstract

Across the borderlands of the early American northeast, New England, New France, and Native nations deployed women with surprising frequency to the front lines of wars that determined control of North America. Far from serving as passive helpmates in a private, domestic sphere, women assumed wartime roles as essential public actors, wielding muskets, hatchets, and makeshift weapons while fighting for their families, communities, and nations. Revealing the fundamental importance of martial womanhood in this era, Gina M. Martino places borderlands women in a broad context of empire, cultural exc ... More

Keywords: History of women, borderlands, early America, Women and war, colonial America, history of Canada, Military history, Gender roles, Native American history, History of New England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469640990
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640990.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gina M. Martino, author
University of Akron