eBook Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Rosemarie Skaine
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  • ISBN-10: 1598844601
  • ISBN-13: 9781598844603
  • DDC: 355.4082
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 319 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Women have been excluded from combat roles for most of American history. During conflicts such as the American Civil War, a few women enlisted as men; in some cases, their identities as women were not discovered until after their deaths. Today, the nontraditional battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan have no clearly defined front lines, and many female soldiers have found themselves face-to-face with the enemy. Yet despite the realities of modern warfare, the subject of women serving in combat roles remains highly controversial. WOMEN IN COMBAT: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK examines the historical background, current dilemmas, and global context of this contentious issue. The author explores both sides of the argument, presenting information from leading sources and gleaned from personal interviews. Statistical data, primary source documents, a directory of organizations, and print and electronic resources offer additional insight.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Tables and Figures.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: The Link between the History of the Definition of Combat and the Controversy.
3: Legal Definition of Combat.
4: History, Combat, and Culture.
5: History and Women in Combat.
6: Change.
7: References.
8: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
9: Problems.
10: Controversies Surrounding Women in Combat and in the Military.
11: Solutions.
12: References.
13: Worldwide Perspective.
14: Women as Combatants in State-Based Military.
15: Women as Combatants in Nonstate-Based Revolutionary and Guerilla Military.
16: References.
17: Chronology.
18: Significant Highlights of Women in Military History 1775–2010.
19: References.
20: Biographical Sketches.
21: Specialist Veronica Alfaro, U.S. Army (1985–).
22: Colonel Ruby Bradley, U.S. Army (December 19, 1907–May 28, 2002).
23: Specialist Monica L. Brown, U.S. Army (1989–).
24: Major Kim Campbell, U.S. Air Force (June 6, 1975–).
25: Colonel Eileen M. Collins, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) and Former NASA Astronaut (November 19, 1956–).
26: Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, Ph.D., M.D., U.S. Army (1955–).
27: Lieutenant Mary (Missy) L. Cummings, U.S. Navy (1966–).
28: Elaine Donnelly (NA–).
29: Major L. Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Army (March 12, 1968–).
30: General Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army (1953–).
31: Sergeant Theresa Lynn Flannery, U.S. Army (1978–).
32: Captain Dawn Halfaker, U.S. Army (Ret.) (July 26, 1979–).
33: Colonel Kelly Hamilton, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) (October 16, 1949–).
34: Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester, U.S. Army (1982–).
35: Major General Jeanne M. Holm U.S. Air Force (Ret.) (June 23, 1921–February 15, 2010).
36: Captain Kathleen Christine Horner, U.S. Marine Corps (November 16, 1988–).
37: Rear Admiral Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy (April 30, 1960–).
38: Lieutenant Kara Hultgreen, U.S. Navy (October 5, 1965–October 25, 1994).
39: Specialist Shoshana Johnson, U.S. Army (Ret.) (January 18, 1973–).
40: First Lieutenant Cheryl Lamoureux, U.S. Air Force (1972 Circa–).
41: Dr. Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary (June 9, 1952–).
42: Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner, U.S. Navy (Ret.) (April 2, 1953–).
43: Sergeant April Pashley, U.S. Army Reserves (1983–).
44: Major Lillian Pfluke, U.S. Army (Ret.) (February 21, 1959–).
45: Private Lori Piestewa, U.S. Army (December 14, 1980–March 23, 2003).
46: Command Sergeant Major Cynthia A. Pritchett, U.S. Army (May 11, 1955–).
47: Phyllis Schlafly (August 15, 1924–).
48: Corporal Ramona M. Valdez, U.S. Marine Corps (June 26, 1984–June 23, 2005).
49: Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF (Ret.) (March 15, 1930–).
50: Lieutenant (Lt.) Kendra Williams, U.S. Navy (July 22, 1972–).
51: Captain Elizabeth (Betsy) G. Wylie, U.S. Navy (Ret.) (March 4, 1939–).
52: Data and Documents.
53: Data Overview of the Women in the Military.
54: Documents and Testimony Overview.
55: Directory of Organizations.
56: Government Organizations.
57: NGOs (Nongovernmental Organizations).
58: References.
59: Resources.
60: Print Resources.
61: Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.