Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

History

First Advisor

Amy S. Bix

Abstract

This study examines the life of Revolutionary War soldier, Deborah Sam(p)son Gannett and how historians and theorists have analyzed her. It contains a deep look into theory and argues that Gannett should be considered a cross-dresser, due to an explanation of cross-dressing theory, gender theory, an introduction into women and war, virtue, and a brief look at how the work of her original biographer, Herman Mann, who wrote both her "biography" and some of the speeches she delivered to audiences during the Early American Republic, helped shaped popular assumptions of Gannett today.

Copyright Owner

Brenna Buchanan

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

59 pages

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