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Military: Women's Participation: United States
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Women have served on the battlefield as nurses, water bearers, cooks, laundresses, and saboteurs since the revolutionary war. They held no official positions in the military but worked as civilians serving their country's military needs until the establishment of the Army Nurse Corps in 1901 and the Navy Nurse Corps in 1908. During the First World War …

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Hosein, Shareda, “Military: Women's Participation: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0117c>
First published online: 2009

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