Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies: Women and the Mexican-American War

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In Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies, John M. Belohlavek tells the story of women on both sides of the Mexican-American War (1846-48) as they were propelled by the bloody conflict to adopt new roles and expand traditional ones. American women "back home" functioned as anti-war activists, pro-war supporters, and pioneering female journalists. Others moved west and established their own reputations for courage and determination in dusty border towns or bordellos. Women formed a critical component of the popular culture of the ...

Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies: Women and the Mexican-American War 2017, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813939902

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