"The Real Soul of a Man in Her Breast": Popular Opposition and British Nationalism in Memoirs of Female Soldiers, 1740-1750

Title"The Real Soul of a Man in Her Breast": Popular Opposition and British Nationalism in Memoirs of Female Soldiers, 1740-1750
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBowen, Scarlet
JournalEighteenth-Century Life
Volume28
Issue3
Pagination20-45
Date Published02/2005
Abstract

This essay builds on Dugaw's insights about the construction of plebian women's gendered identities, but argues for a fuller assessment of the middle and upper-class appropriation of such identities during Britain's military engagements at midcentury. 

URLhttps://read.dukeupress.edu/eighteenth-century-life/article-abstract/28/3/20/61247/The-Real-Soul-of-a-Man-in-Her-Breast-Popular
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