Another book you might be interested in, but...
Posted by Carolyn B on April 20, 1998 at 20:45:36:
In response to favor please?, written by P. Bingham on April 20, 1998 at 00:23:34
I haven't been able to find it at Bookserve or Amazon.com. I once checked it out of the Indiana University and haven't seen it anywhere else since.
Amazons & Military Maids: Women Who Dressed as Men in Pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Happiness by Julie Wheelwright (c)1989 - edition I saw was London: Pandora, 1990 ISBN 0044404948
Nice historical overview and photographs, which I photocopied (but I didn't copy any of the text/stories before I returned the book - sigh).
My photocopies include the following women from Regency period and perhaps a little earlier, whom I assume had sections of text devoted to them:
1804 image of "Mary Anne Talbot, unhappily back in women's clothes after her discovery but sporting a man's top hat and depicted with bulging forearms"
Portrait of "Dr. James Miranda Barry, cross-dressed to graduate from an Edinburgh medical school in 1812 and lived as a man until her death."
Print of "Christian Davies, the Irish publican turned soldier, the most popular of the eighteenth-century warrior heroines"
(I was actually looking for photos for WWI era which were on the same pages - Russian "Women's Battalion of Death" and Flora Sandes, an English woman who served as a sergeant in the Serbian army)
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