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Author Wheelwright, Julie.

Title Amazons and military maids : women who dressed as men in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness / Julie Wheelwright.

Published London ; Boston : Pandora, 1989.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.77 WHEE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 205 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 196-201.
Summary Drawing on memoirs, letters and diaries, this compelling work exposes the hidden history of women who chose to live, work and love as men. Julie Wheelwright uncovers vibrant tales of adventure as women embark on grand journeys, search for lost loves or simply escape the dull confines of domestic life. She skillfully unravels their intriguing stories to show the price these women paid for their freedom, and how changing concepts of masculinity and femininity still marshal our behavior today.
Subject Cross-dressing -- History.
Male impersonators -- History.
Women soldiers -- History.
ISBN 0044404948