The Hello Girls

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674237439

Category: History

Page: 370

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In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately celebrated them. Back on the home front, they fought the army for veterans’ benefits and medals, and won.
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Jorge el curioso siembra una semilla/Curious George Plants a Seed Spanish/English Bilingual Edition (CGTV Reader)

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547418140

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Curious George watches Jumpy the squirrel bury an acorn in the yard. Upon learning that Jumpy is storing food for later, George decides to do the same. The man with the yellow hat comes home to find the kitchen empty and its contents buried in the yard! It’s time to teach George about what things grow and what don’t. George finally gets it right when he grows a beautiful sunflower from a seed. Jorge el curioso observa a la ardilla Saltarina enterrar una bellota en el jardín. Al enterarse de que Saltarina está almacenando comida para más tarde, Jorge decide hacer lo mismo. Cuando el hombre del sombrero amarillo vuelve a casa, encuentra la cocina vacía... ¡y toda la comida enterrada en el jardín! Es hora de enseñarle a Jorge qué cosas crecen y cuáles no. Finalmente, Jorge lo entiende cuando siembra una semilla y ve crecer un hermoso girasol.
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Women Heroes of the US Army

Remarkable Soldiers from the American Revolution to Today

Author: Ann McCallum Staats

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0914091581

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Though early laws prohibited women from becoming soldiers, they still found ways to serve, even disguising themselves as men in order to participate in active battle. Women Heroes of the US Army chronicles the critical role women have played in strengthening the US Army from the birth of the nation to today. These smart, brave, and determined women led the way for their sisters to enter, grow and prosper in the forces defending the United States. Through the profiles highlighting the achievements of these trailblazers throughout history, young women today can envision an equitable future.
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Expeditionary Forces in the First World War

Author: Alan Beyerchen,Emre Sencer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303025030X

Category: History

Page: 349

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When war engulfed Europe in 1914, the conflict quickly took on global dimensions. Although fighting erupted in Africa and Asia, the Great War primarily pulled troops from around the world into Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Amid the fighting were large numbers of expeditionary forces—and yet they have remained largely unstudied as a collective phenomenon, along with the term “expeditionary force” itself. This collection examines the expeditionary experience through a wide range of case studies. They cover major themes such as the recruitment, transport, and supply of far-flung troops; the cultural and linguistic dissonance, as well as gender relations, navigated by soldiers in foreign lands; the political challenge of providing a rationale to justify their dislocation and sacrifice; and the role of memory and memorialization. Together, these essays open up new avenues for understanding the experiences of soldiers who fought the First World War far from home.
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Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare

Author: David Ulbrich,Bobby A. Wintermute

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110477467

Category: History

Page: 441

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This book fills a gap in the historiographical and theoretical fields of race, gender, and war. In brief, Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare (RGMWW) offers an introduction into how cultural constructions of identity are transformed by war and how they in turn influence the nature of military institutions and conflicts. Focusing on the modern West, this project begins by introducing the contours of race and gender theories as they have evolved and how they are employed by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and other scholars. The project then mixes chronological narrative with analysis and historiography as it takes the reader through a series of case studies, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the Global War of Terror. The purpose throughout is not merely to create a list of so-called "great moments" in race and gender, but to create a meta-landscape in which readers can learn to identify for themselves the disjunctures, flaws, and critical synergies in the traditional memory and history of a largely monochrome and male-exclusive military experience. The final chapter considers the current challenges that Western societies, particularly the United States, face in imposing social diversity and tolerance on statist military structures in a climates of sometimes vitriolic public debate. RGMWW represents our effort to blend race, gender, and military war, to problematize these intersections, and then provide some answers to those problems.
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The Tubman Command

A Novel

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1948924358

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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From the bestselling author of The Hamilton Affair, a novel based on a thrilling chapter of Civil War history and African American history, how Harriet Tubman lead a Union raid to free 750 slaves. It’s May 1863. Outgeneraled and outgunned, a demoralized Union Army has pulled back with massive losses at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Fort Sumter, hated symbol of the Rebellion, taunts the American navy with its artillery and underwater mines. In Beaufort, South Carolina, one very special woman, code named Moses, is hatching a spectacular plan. Hunted by Confederates, revered by slaves, Harriet Tubman plots an expedition behind enemy lines to liberate hundreds of bondsmen and recruit them as soldiers. A bounty on her head, she has given up husband and home for the noblest cause: a nation of, by, and for the people. The Tubman Command tells the story of Tubman at the height of her powers, when she devises the largest plantation raid of the Civil War. General David Hunter places her in charge of a team of black scouts even though skeptical of what one woman can accomplish. For her gamble to succeed, “Moses” must outwit alligators, overseers, slave catchers, sharpshooters, and even hostile Union soldiers to lead gunships up the Combahee River. Men stand in her way at every turn--though one reminds her that love shouldn’t have to be the price of freedom.
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The American Story

Who, What, When, Where, Why of Our Nation's Heritage

Author: Reader's Digest

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780895778918

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

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A comprehensive reference book provides an account of the most important events in United States history, from the arrival of the settlers to the present day.
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America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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Pomp & circumstance

ceremonial speaking

Author: Paula Wilson Youra,Heidi Koring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889388113

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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A text for public speaking course, including 50 transcripts of commencement addresses, eulogies and commemorative speaking. Discussions of the history and development of ceremonial rhetoric and how ceremonial rhetoric impacts students lives as audience members and practitioners are included.
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