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Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America
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Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America (Paperback)

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This title features from Molly Pitcher to Patty Hearst. The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. Laura Browder examines the relationship between women and guns in America and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues. In an entertaining and provocative analysis, she looks at women including Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Revolution; Pauline Cushman, who posed as a Confederate to spy for Union forces during the Civil War; Wild West sure-shot Annie Oakley; African explorer Osa Johnson; 1930s gangsters Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker; and Patty Hearst, the hostage-turned-revolutionary-turned-victim.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: prostitution & sex industryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Publication Date: 01/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9780807858899  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Laura Browder is professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is author, most recently, of Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America, and is writer and coproducer of the documentary film Gone to Texas: The Lives of Forrest Carter, based on her book Slippery Characters: Ethnic Impersonators and American Identities (both books UNC Press).

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