Good Read | Oppression by Omission: Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War

"Oppression by Omission: Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War":

Conventional narrative has framed the Civil War as a man’s fight, with historical accounts focusing almost exclusively on the men who fought as Yanks and Rebs in the 1860s. But such commonly accepted accounts present, like all history, a revisionist history that excises the stories of the women who, despite the extraordinary obstructions of the era, took to the battlefields.

Read Maria Popova's full article at Brain Pickings here…

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