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Women in the barracks : the VMI case and equal rights

Author: Philippa Strum
Publisher: [Lawrence, Kan.] : University Press of Kansas, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women in the Barracks is a case study that combines both legal and cultural history, reviewing the long history of male elitism in the military as it explores how new ideas about gender equality have developed in the United States. An engrossing story of change versus tradition, it is clear and accessible for general readers, yet highly instructive and valuable for students and scholars. As questions continue to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Strum, Philippa.
Women in the barracks.
[Lawrence, Kan.] : University Press of Kansas, c2002
(OCoLC)606808445
Online version:
Strum, Philippa.
Women in the barracks.
[Lawrence, Kan.] : University Press of Kansas, c2002
(OCoLC)629851865
Material Type: Government publication, Juvenile audience, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippa Strum
ISBN: 0700611649 9780700611645 0700613366 9780700613366
OCLC Number: 47849408
Description: x, 417 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A crowd of honorable youths --
From the Civil War to the civil rights era --
Brother rat --
The advocate --
Women making laws for women and men --
Birth of a lawsuit --
Countersuit --
GI Joe and GI Jane --
The lady and the soldier --
In Judge Kiser's court --
If women were rats --
The judge and the drummer --
In a higher court --
In a different voice --
Back in Judge Kiser's court --
The fife and the drum, separate but equal --
Anticipating the Justices --
Other voices --
Speaking to the nation's highest court --
The High Court replies --
Bringing women into the choir --
The fife and the drum, together at last.
Responsibility: Philippa Strum.

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In 1989 a female applicant wishing to go to the all-male Viginia Military Institute (VMI) complained of discrimination to the Justice Department, which brought a suit the following year to integrate  Read more...

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