Mary Edwards Walker M.D.'s Hit: Essays on Women's Rights (Classics in Women's Studies) PDF

By Mary Edwards Walker M.D.

the single lady to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor for her carrier throughout the Civil conflict, Dr. Mary E. Walker (1832-1919) was once a doctor, a public lecturer, and an outspoken champion of women's rights. one of many first girls within the state to be provided a scientific measure, she served as an assistant health care provider for the 52nd Ohio Infantry and used to be stated for valor in going in the back of enemy strains to take care of the sick.

Though her early profession used to be hugely unique, her next lifestyles grew to become arguable and in a few respects tragic. regularly a lady of significant independence, she publicly expressed robust reviews concerning the want for women's rights and harshly criticized winning patriarchal attitudes and the enforced subservience of girls. After the warfare she released Hit, an enigmatically titled ebook within which she complex her radical rules on themes from love and marriage and get dressed reform to woman's suffrage and religion.

With an insightful foreword via Walker professional Mercedes Graf (professor of psychology, Governors country college, college Park, Illinois), this re-creation of a bit identified paintings by means of a pioneering feminist may be of serious curiosity to someone thinking about women's rights.

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