Members of the Regiment: Army Officers' Wives on the Western Frontier, 1865-1890 (Hardback)
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Members of the Regiment: Army Officers' Wives on the Western Frontier, 1865-1890 (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 30/04/2000
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Many extraordinary women traveled west with their Army officer husbands between 1865 and 1890 and discovered a world that was completely controlled by the United States Army. The Army as a public institution colored virtually every aspect of their domestic lives. Army directives, customs, and traditions imposed social obligations on these women, and the world of the frontier Army garrison continually challenged their sense of what it meant to be true women. Remarkably, they flourished and established a defined role for themselves that went beyond the conventional definition of true womanhood. The shared values, loyalties, and patriotism within the institutional environment of the frontier garrison transcended gender. As distinctly masculine as the Army garrison was perceived to be, the officers' wives shared with their comrades in arms an unequivocal commitment to the Regiment. Because of their presence, the frontier garrison became a much different place to live, as they subtly and slowly changed the very nature of the institution through their efforts to bring some notion of proper society to these rugged circumstances. Unlike most studies, which focus only on farm and frontier women, this volume details the experiences of the women who viewed the world from within garrison walls.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313309984
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 379 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Engaging and concise, this book is in many ways ideal for an undergraduate course on Women in the American West. It contributes nicely to the recent vein in Women's West scolarship which seeks to convey the diversity of women and their experiences on the frontier."-H-Net Book Review and MINERVA: Quarterly Report
"This book will appeal to frontier and military history afficionados and to historians who are curious to see how an "old topic" can benefit from the insights of a new scholar."-The Journal of Military History
"For anyone wishing to study women's roles in the latter half of the 19th century, particularly from a military standpoint, "Members of the Regiment" is a must read. The information brought forth would be extremely useful for female reenactors and living historians to interpret to the public."-Smoke & Fire News
?This book will appeal to frontier and military history afficionados and to historians who are curious to see how an "old topic" can benefit from the insights of a new scholar.?-The Journal of Military History
?For anyone wishing to study women's roles in the latter half of the 19th century, particularly from a military standpoint, "Members of the Regiment" is a must read. The information brought forth would be extremely useful for female reenactors and living historians to interpret to the public.?-Smoke & Fire News
?Engaging and concise, this book is in many ways ideal for an undergraduate course on Women in the American West. It contributes nicely to the recent vein in Women's West scolarship which seeks to convey the diversity of women and their experiences on the frontier.?-H-Net Book Review and MINERVA: Quarterly Report

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