232 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 3 halftones, 4 maps
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-4099-0
Published: April 2018
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In returning these forgotten women to the history of the northeastern borderlands, this study challenges scholars to reconsider the flexibility of gender roles and reveals how women's participation in transatlantic systems of warfare shaped institutions, polities, and ideologies in the early modern period and the centuries that followed.
About the Author
Gina M. Martino is assistant professor of history at the University of Akron.
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"By focusing on women as combatants, dealing with both the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and incorporating Native, French, and English women as her actors, Martino decisively advances gender and women’s history toward understanding women as public actors in the general situation of colonial America."--Edward Countryman, Southern Methodist University
"Gina M. Martino's Women at War challenges well-worn assumptions about women and war, but also broader questions about colonization and empire. Through careful research and deft analysis, Martino delineates English, French, and Native women willingly complicit in violent military conflict. These women were not passive victims or observers, or even the occasional heroic interloper; but instead, invested participants. This is a compelling study, with significant implications beyond the Colonial era, promising to complicate what we think we know about war and those who actively participate in its violence and brutality." --Lesley J. Gordon, author of A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War