The Open Question Once More

The compelling undertow of Roe’s narrative is the unasked question, is she or is she not a feminist? Until now, the question hadn’t been asked nor contemplated by contemporary scholars even though newspapers and magazines were openly debating women’s rights at the time of Army Letters from an Officer’s Wife, 1871-1888 release.  Readers and writers fervently…

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The Indians call them Buffalo Soldiers

  Camp Supply, Indian Territory, May 1872: There are more troops here than at Fort Lyon, and of course the post is very much larger. There are two troops of colored cavalry, one of white cavalry, and three companies of infantry. […] The officers say that the negroes make good soldiers and fight like fiends[…]…

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