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Dr. Mary Walker [electronic resource] : an American radical, 1832-1919 / Sharon M. Harris.

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Author/Creator:
Harris, Sharon M.
Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (331 p.)
Subjects:
Women physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Radicals -- United States -- Biography.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
Walker, Mary Edwards, 1832-1919.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
A suffragist who wore pants. This is just the simplest of ways Dr. Mary Walker is recognized in the fields of literature, feminist and gender studies, history, psychology, and sociology. Perhaps more telling about her life are the words of an 1866 London Anglo-American Times reporter, "Her strange adventures, thrilling experiences, important services and marvelous achievements exceed anything that modern romance or fiction has produced. . . . She has been one of the greatest benefactors of her sex and of the human race." In this biography Sharon M. Harris steers away from a simplistic view and showcases Walker as a Medal of Honor recipient, examining her work as an activist, author, and Civil War surgeon, along with the many nineteenth-century issues she championed:political, social, medical, and legal reforms, abolition, temperance, gender equality, U.S. imperialism, and the New Woman. Rich in research and keyed to a new generation, Dr. Mary Walker captures its subject's articulate political voice, public self, and the realities of an individual whose ardent beliefs in justice helped shape the radical politics of her time.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. "Give me liberty of thought": The Seeds of Radicalism
2. Dress Reform and The Sibyl
3. "The ark of reform": Civil War Surgeon
4. Surgeon, Spy, Prisoner of War
5. Interlude
6. Touring Britain: The Creation of a Public Self
7. "A Representative Woman"
8. A Crusader's Hit
9. Women's Rights Unmasked
10. The Courtroom, the Legislature, Party Politics
11. A Pragmatic Utopia
12. Anti-Imperialism and the World Stage
13. The Age of Alienation
14. The Pioneer Embraced
Epilogue
Notes
Index
About the Author
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-280-49254-6
9786613587770
0-8135-4819-5
OCLC:
610210579
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9780813548197 doi
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