Hit: essays on women's rights
The only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for her service during the Civil War, Dr. Mary E. Walker (1832-1919) was a surgeon, a public lecturer, and an outspoken champion of women's rights. One of the first women in the country to be awarded a medical degree, she served as an assistant surgeon for the Fifty-second Ohio Infantry and was cited for valor in going behind enemy lines to attend to the sick and wounded.
After the war she published Hit, an enigmatically titled book in which she advanced her radical ideas on topics from love and marriage and dress reform to women's suffrage and religion.
With an insightful foreword by Walker specialist Mercedes Graf, this new edition of a little-known work by a pioneering feminist will be of great interest to anyone concerned about women's rights.
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