Best of 2013: Women of Color- Queens, Kings, Warleaders and Diplomats
This requested compilation ranges a bit further afield than is usual for this blog, in an attempt to bring you some of the lesser-known women of color from the history of warfare and politics.
Some of these links are external, and although Women’s History is a massively written-on topic, the work regarding the unique and particular contributions and achievements of women of color leave rather much to be desired. I encourage the addition of links, book recommendations, oral history, and any other materials my readers have found or would recommend to others.
Further Reading and Exploration:
- Wikipedia: History of Women in Warfare
- Ancient Queens: Archaeological Explorations. edited by Sarah M. Nelson. 2003.
- Chinese Shadow Theatre: History, Popular Religion, and Women Warriors. By Fan Pen Li Chen. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 2007.
- Women Warriors: A History. David E. Jones. Potomac Books Incorporated, Mar 1, 2000.
- On the Trail of the Women Warriors: The Amazons in Myth and History. By Lyn Webster Wilde.
- Samurai Women, 1184-1877. By Stephen Turnbull. 2012.
- Women and War: A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present. By Bernard A. Cook. 2006.
- Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey. by Stanley B. Alpern